April 21: The Brewers have now formally announced their minor league agreement with Strange-Gordon. He’s been assigned to their alternate training site for the time being.
April 8: The Brewers have agreed to a minor league contract with infielder/outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets.
Milwaukee will be the second straight National League Central organization for Strange-Gordon, who spent time with Cincinnati during the offseason and in the spring. The Reds ended up releasing him toward the end of March, and though Strange-Gordon subsequently rejected minors offers from other teams, he’ll now settle for one a little over a week into the season.
While the 32-year-old Strange-Gordon has an accomplished resume – two All-Star bids, an NL batting title, a Gold Glove Award and three seasons with at least 58 stolen bases – the former Dodger, Marlin and Mariner has struggled recently. From 2018-20 in Seattle, Strange-Gordon batted a meek .266/.293/.343 (good for a 73 wRC+) in 1,091 trips to the plate. Strange-Gordon stole 55 bags in that span and saw time in the middle infield and multiple outfield positions, but the Mariners made the easy decision to decline his $14MM club option in favor of a $1MM buyout after last season.
Now that he’s joining the Brewers, Strange-Gordon will give the team some middle infield depth behind Kolten Wong and Luis Urias after it dealt Orlando Arcia to the Braves on Tuesday. The Brewers’ outfield boasts Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Avisail Garcia as regulars, while Daniel Robertson and Billy McKinney are on their bench.
Generous to call him an outfielder.
Hiura gonna get sent down
Wow, you just made me look. I had no idea Hiura has been so brutal.
Just hit a double. Thanks for the good luck
He was absolutely brutal last year too. Negative WAR last year, and again this year. Dude needs to see an eye doctor…can’t make contact to save his life
It’s game 7. Relax bro.
Did you miss last year altogether? It’s also been 2 weeks since your comment and nothing has changed for Hiura. Still can’t hit the ball.
Ah. Wong is probably going on the DL.
what happened to wong i know he was pulled late but i didn’t catch why was listening to the game on the radio and my work can get loud sometimes.
Reinjured his oblique.
@jimmy thanks caught that on another post (just went up mins ago after my op) still thanks for the update. also hope wong can back quickly guys a gamer and mil will miss him if he’s out for any real time.
guy gets passed around like a joint
That’s because when he’s hot, he’s smokin’.
That joint must be laced with something very strange…
What a bizarre signing, I guess you could even call it strange.
Lol did you guys see the ending to the marlins Mets game!?
It’s nice to see the Mets booth aren’t complete homers and are willing to call out bs when it happens in favour of the Mets.
Why cant mlb catch that and have new york review it? We can send a satelitte to pluto but we cant get a pathetic call fixed
Ian Theodore Fanthemson
They don’t review intent. It’s the umpire’s judgment. Dumb rules to protect the umpires.
They could have called him out because it was in the strike zone without having to judge intent.
Ian Theodore Fanthemson
Lol i saw it. Its only funny when it helps your team.
But this is also why nobody likes the Mets.
Ik lol. MarlinsFanBase it fuming rn lol.
Ik it was the wrong call….
Mrtwotone basically what happened is Conforto used his performance enhancing arm guard to crowd the plate and lean into a pitch that appeared to be in the strike zone for a walkoff hit by pitch. No review, steak dinner appointment for the umps.
Oh, the classic oops I leaned into that pitch basically. What a way to win a game. I’d be pissed as Hell if I was a Miami fan.
Even the Mets broadcast team thought it was bad.
Arm guards need to be banned. Wearing them gives hitters numerous advantages.
I’m watching the replay and I’m not even sure it hit him?
It grazed the pad. Barely.
If you think that the Mets tv booth are usually homers, you don’t watch them. They call the game from the Mets perspective, obviously, but they are not homers by any measure. They’re also the best booth in baseball.
The pitch should’ve been called a strike
If I’m a brewers fan, I’d be kinda satisfied with this small move and the trade they made with the Braves. Both pitchers they got are on the verge of putting it together and can make an impact on an mlb roster.. likely bullpen. Gordon kinda gives flexibility with who they had to trade away for the pitching. Nothing to be overly excited about, but I think the team got better which is all you can ask for
He used to be good. It’s strange to see that he can’t stay in one place for too long.
he couldn’t even make the Reds team out of spring training and they don’t have a shortstop
Watching this game Burnes is nasty…just great stuff and hides the ball well…hope the cards can score somehow
the brew played one helluva game and look legit hope they can keep up, if they do there gonna make the nlc very entertaining. still hopping they finish 2nd in the nlc but looking forward to a knock down drag out fight between the birds and brew.
Obviously the Brewers have a better ace in Burnes…I know they think they have a great bullpen but the cardinals bullpen is deeper and IMO better…we shall see how it goes but it was a nice win considering that Goldy wasn’t even in the lineup
When did his name become strange
Yeah it freaked me out the first time I saw it. Maybe a couple of years ago? Strange is his mother’s maiden name.
He changed it a while back to honor his late mother.
Strange brew, killing what’s inside of you
Sounds a lot like Pennyroyal Tea, conceptually…
Depth after bizarrely trading away Arcia
Bizarrely? Hardly. Arcia was a non-tender candidate the last two seasons and blocking Urías and/or Turang. They were carrying 14 portion players and needed to add an arm to the active roster. Brewer fans saw this coming down Wisconsin Ave.
Another person buying into the Stearns/Counsell led Urias hype and sell job.
So, keep Shaw, Robertson, and trade away Arcia to improve the offense and defense? Maybe we can bring back Smoak, Holt & Morrison too!!
I thought signing Wong & JBJ were signs that maybe the Brewers were finally going in the right direction. That is, until spring training unfolded and the usual backward decisions keep being made. Geez, this is getting old each season very fast.
Stearns/Counsell are like two ADHD kids running this team!
The problem is the coaching staff & the GM.
@19sharksfan hey i’m a die hard cards fan and i’m more worried about the brew than chc, it’s only been 6~8 games and the brews bp hit a rough patch early it happens they lost a game they should of won. craig made the right calls imo get burnes out on a high note and persevere him a bit and trust in your other guys. the brew lost today not because of craig’s decisions but on the players not performing.
The only consistent thing about Counsell/Stearns is they’re inconsistent.
Stearns looked like a genius his first year or two, but has made some real head-scratching moves since. I don’t know what to think at this point. Never cared for Counsell…despite how all the media constantly gushes over him. A guy will get hot and hit 2 hr’s in a game (like Vogelbach just did), and Counsell will take him out of the lineup the next day against an opposite-handed pitcher. This type of stuff happens regularly. Where is the logic in that?
What is this strange man crush you have on Arcia?
Dumpster Divin Theo
What a long, strange trip it be.
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
He’ll be a nice counterpoint to the constant Ks we get from Hiura, Urias, and Wong.
Compared to the Yankees move for a 2nd basemen this is brilliant!
Hardly a crush on Arcia!
My issues are with Stearns, Counsell, and most of the coaching staff. Traded, sent out much of the 2018 & ’19 players for a bunch of Counsell clones (Holt, Sogard, Mathias, Spangenberg, Peterson, etc.), and the Smoak/Shaw all or nothing station to station type players being brought in. Not including Wong and JBJ in this discussion.
I think Grisham, Aguilar, Villar, H.Perez, and Arcia are or were better overall or role players than the stream of players mentioned above that have been brought in to Milwaukee over the past couple of years.
The Grisham, Aguilar trades were foolish and it’s been a domino effect ever since.
As I said, Stearns/Counsell are like two ADHD kids managing the Brewers.
My two cents.
I know this is going to sound hilarious, but Billy McKinney has been flat out awesome! I highly doubt he keeps it up, but he’s definitely been a welcome surprise for the Brewers so far
Well he’s certainly doing better than JBJ! Dude looks absolutely lost at the plate and belongs hitting 7th or 8th – not leading off!!
Now we see why it took him so long to score a contract in the off season. A lot of people like JBJ as long as he’s wearing someone else’s uniform. His lack of consistency is maddening.
The Steve Blass Disease is used on pitchers who were good and suddenly forgot how to pitch, so for Dee Gordon, I’ll use the Chone Figgins Disease, for good slap hitting speedsters who have forgotten all their baseball skills.