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Some things to read while not falling down.
We are 87 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park, but on Monday we received a reminder that the Opening Day roster is far from set at this point. Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball spotted a quote from Buster Olney of ESPN saying the Brewers “will listen to offers” for trades involving Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse.
It’s worth noting that “will listen to offers” is a long way away from “actively trying to trade.” Very few players are truly “untouchable” this time of year, especially players who are only a year removed from becoming free agents. Dealing Gallardo or Lohse would almost certainly put a dent in the Brewers’ 2015 playoff hopes, but if an opportunity to acquire one or more players that could help the team in the long run comes along then the conversation could be worth having.
Even if the Brewers trade Lohse, however, they’ll still owe him money long after his current contract expires. In fact, the Brewers have their own special section in Miles Wray of The Hardball Times’ ranking of players who will receive or continue to receive deferred salary payments.
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