Poll: Should The Brewers Deal Fielder And Hart?

Corey Hart leads the National League in home runs and Prince Fielder already has a home run title. Both realize they could be dealt given the Brewers' 31-40 start, but that doesn't mean GM Doug Melvin will decide to trade them away. Each slugger is arbitration-eligible one last time in 2011, so the Brewers could hold onto them for next year. But given the team's need for pitching, Melvin could listen to offers. Hart's value might never be higher, but Prince isn't hitting for quite as much power as usual, so the Brewers have some decisions to make. 

Should the Brewers trade Fielder and Hart?

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26 Comments on "Poll: Should The Brewers Deal Fielder And Hart?"


invader3k
5 years 2 months ago

Barring a massive turnaround before the All-Star break, they really should trade them both if they can find good returns on the trade market. It will be painful, but it will be best for the franchise long term.

I get the feeling that the market for Fielder will be bigger in the off-season, though.

AisoRed
5 years 2 months ago

They won’t trade Fielder. His value isn’t high and they might be looking to win in 2011 with him.

mikeclyne
5 years 2 months ago

Who would Fielder even go to? I agree that the market would get bigger the longer you wait, but I do not see many options for him to go to at this point…

Boston
Angels
Toronto ($?)
Baltimore (I like that fit b/c of all the young talent)
SF
and Colorado are to me the only places that have the money and open position for him to fit into…thoughts?

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 2 months ago

I was thinking the Jays myself. They have the money, Overbay is heating up and could become an asset to be moved if the Jays eat some of the contract, and Fielder is still young.

What would it take? My guess would be you start with Wallace and maybe Marcum. But it basically goes against the GM’s thinking of restocking the farm, so it’s highly unlikely.

5 years 2 months ago

That would be Brutal for Overbay, Twice in his career he gets moved to make room for Fielder.

5 years 2 months ago

That would be Brutal for Overbay, Twice in his career he gets moved to make room for Fielder.

TytheSportsGuy
5 years 2 months ago

Only Hart

lug
5 years 2 months ago

I think Milwaukee should keep them and sign a couple of SP’s this winter. They can contend if they have a couple more quality starters. With that said if the right deal comes along I mean right now Corey Hart is sort of a sell high. I would see him first to go if someone shows Milwaukee some prospects.
Fielder is awesome although he is having a tough year by his standards and I am sure Brewers fans would hate to see him go. He would be perfect for the White Sox a left handed hitting DH that could play first every so often. The White Sox would have to part with Hudson, Morel and Flowers and maybe one other for this to happen. I am torn about that but for the White Sox to compete for a pennant need some left handed pop and when your leading left handed hitter has 18 RBI’s you cannot dispute that.

invader3k
5 years 2 months ago

The problem with this idea is that they’ll inevitably overpay in free agency and it will hurt the team in another season or two. It’s not like they’re going to land Cliff Lee or someone.

Sage
5 years 2 months ago

Sign SP’s this offseason? Sorry, we’ve tried, and it hasn’t worked. Jeff Suppan? Sucked so much we had to release him. Randy Wolf? He’s been off and on all year, and more off than on. Doug Davis? He’s been injured, and when he wasn’t hurt, he wasn’t good. Braden Looper? He got 14 wins, but that was due to the 7+ runs per game we gave up, his ERA was over 5.

Point here being, I don’t trust Doug Melvin to sign pitching in the offseason, and honestly, the good pitching will go elsewhere. Better to trade Hart and Fielder.

Eric
5 years 2 months ago

The 31-40 Brewers should deal Hart ASAP. I agree that his value will never be higher.

Fielder on the other hand has shown consistency over the years and will find a hot streak or two to bring his numbers closer to career averages. Fielder still has another Arbitration year in 2011 (as does Hart) so there really is no rush to trade him.

I also think that great home grown talents should stay with their teams as often as possible. It adds to the character of baseball.

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

There is a rush to trade him. The package of players you get with a year and a half left on the arbitration clock is substantially bigger than the package you get with half a year left or even one season. Case and point, Mark Teixeira: Traded with a year and a half left Texas got: Neftali Feliz, Jarrod Salthalamachia (big catching prospect at the time), Elvis Andrus, and Matt Harrison.Traded to Anaheim with half a year left Braves got: Casey Kotchman and Stephen Marek.Even for a top 1B who is a gold glover on defense the value with half a year left on the arb clock is much higher than if the team waits a year.

bravesirrobin
5 years 2 months ago

They should wait until the off-season unless overwelmed by an offer

whitesoxfan424
5 years 2 months ago

I like Hart, he is a solid player. But I think he is over-performing right now and his stock is as high as it will get. The brewers need to trade him now and get some young, stud arms in return.

5 years 2 months ago

They should trade Hart, he’s having a great year and if they don’t trade him now they wont get nearly as much back for him.

5 years 2 months ago

trade them both

5 years 2 months ago

trade them both for pitching

Brv Rocks
5 years 2 months ago

The Braves could really use Hart in LF. However, since he is having a career year this year and is a rental player, I can’t imagine that they would give up the farm to get him. Something like Arodys Vizcaino, Michael Dunn, and maybe a couple of low tier prospects should be plenty enough. An outfield of Hart, Heyward, and Cabrera would be solid both offensively and defensively for the Braves.

redsandyanksfan
5 years 2 months ago

okay those are the prospects we gave up for Javier and he has more value and back when the trade happened he had really high value and i dont think the brewers are going to get a really good pitcher in vizcaino whos 19 and has great potenial and mike dunn whos a solid bullpen arm for Corey hart sorry

RedbirdRuffian
5 years 2 months ago

Fielder would bring the most in a trade, but Brewers need his left handed bat to balance Braun and McGhee. Oakland could be a good fit for either and A’s have pitching Brewers desperately need. Brwers hav to get an established pitcher for the rotation that they can control for at leaswt two years in return for either Fielder or Hart. How about Weeks and Fielder for Sheets and Anderson???

5 years 2 months ago

The brewers had better not trade a bucket of balls for Ben Sheets. Been there, done that.

blackandorangepride
5 years 2 months ago

I’m a giants die-hard but I’m also an A’s supporter and I can tell you now the A’s won’t be going for Fielder he’s too expensive especially with Sheets and Eric Chavez taking the majority of the payroll it makes it even less likely however Hart is a different story because he isn’t as expensive so Beane could bring in Hart to the A’s to give them some pop but hopefully they keep him and don’t get carried away with the trading again. In Fielder’s case yes its best to trade him at this year’s trade deadline because next year he’ll only be a rental while he isn’t as valuable as he was last year he’ll still bring in a good haul and personally I still see him going to SF if he becomes available because they have pitching and the money to sign him long term.

crashcameron
5 years 2 months ago

i wouldn’t even trade Sweeney straight up for Cory Hart even if he played with sunglasses at night

joeflct77
5 years 2 months ago

How about Madison Bumgarner,Nate Sherholtz, John Bowker,Henry Sosa and Travis Ishiwawa for Prince Fielder and Corey Hart?

joeflct77
5 years 2 months ago

How about Madison Bumgarner,Nate Sherholtz, John Bowker,Henry Sosa and Travis Ishiwawa for Prince Fielder and Corey Hart?

MadisonMariner
5 years 2 months ago

It doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense for the A’s to go after either Fielder or Hart, what with both Chris Carter(1B/DH) and Michael Taylor(OF) waiting in the wings–not to mention Daric Barton and Jack Cust already being on the team. 😉

As it stands now, it looks like the A’s will try to trade one of their current OF’s–most likely Coco Crisp–for a prospect or two. Then, they’ll realign their outfield, putting Rajai Davis in CF, Ryan Sweeney in one corner OF spot, and Taylor in the other, most likely.

Not sure how they’ll fit Cater in, but maybe they’ll try to outright Cust off the 40-man roster again, bring up Carter and give him the DH spot? Barton can then remain at 1B. :)