The Brewers have released infielder/outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon, the team announced. Strange-Gordon signed a minor league deal with the Brew Crew back in April but didn’t receive a call-up to the MLB roster.
This marks the second time within the past few months that Strange-Gordon has been released from a minors pact. The speedy utilityman signed with the Reds over the winter but was cut loose at the end of Spring Training after failing to crack the Opening Day roster. Strange-Gordon is coming off a disappointing three-run in Seattle, where he managed only a .266/.293/.343 line (73 wRC+) over 1091 plate appearances.
To his credit, the two-time All-Star has gotten off to a good start this year in Triple-A. In 45 plate appearances with the Brewers affiliate in Nashville, Strange-Gordon hit .333/.378/.500. It’ll be interesting to see what’s next for Strange-Gordon; after being released by the Reds, he turned down some minor league opportunities in hope of landing a major league offer that never materialized. Even with his hot start in Triple-A, it’s unclear if any other club will now be willing to offer him the chance to step right onto an MLB roster. There’d surely be plenty of interest in the 33-year-old from teams looking to bolster their organizational depth if Strange-Gordon’s willing to accept another minor league offer.
Gordon to Yankees?
Is Dee Gordon better than Rougned Odor? He’s certainly more versatile.
I think the MiLB acquisition of Hernan Perez made Gordon expendable.
Not better than Odor,just a stopgap for center.
The Mets should take a flyer on him
Dutch Vander Linde
I don’t think so, JD is coming back soon probably by next week.
What’s the point of releasing him if he’s in the minors and hitting well? Why not just hold onto him while he’s hitting in case you need him for an emergency? Was he taking up a 40-man roster spot they needed or something.
Moves like that are sometimes made either at the request of the player or out of respect for a player. If his chances of being called up by the Brewers are slim to none, he might be of interest to another club.
Yeah. I could see that. If he feels like he’s actually hitting well and might be able to contribute to a major league roster he probably doesn’t want to waste what little career he has left sitting on a minor league team. Considering how he’s doing I’m surprised the Brewers didn’t give him a call up just to see if the production careers over even if it’s only for a little bit.
As mentioned above, if he wasn’t going to get an opportunity they probably agreed to let him seek a chance elsewhere because he was hitting well. He also may have had an opt out clause that forced the team to either release him or give him a shot at the majors. If the deadline passed they made the call
I’d take him and his versatility over Odor.
Hope the Mets pick him up
I wouldn’t be surprised if they do but why? The only difference between him and what they’re throwing out there now is name recognition.
Power vs. Speed. Neither one can hit for any kind of average or get on base.
Gordon would be a major boost, especially since pereza just got hurt
When you say boost, are you talking about like a booster chair at a Denny’s restaurant for kids? Because he probably would be good at that
You’re probably right that he’s got nothing left but he’s swung the bat well in Triple A and has name recognition. Probably worth a gamble for the Mets right now when we have guys like Tovar playing who have never proven they can hit MLB pitching.
How would he be a boost? He’s done.
Agreed and thanks for the Memories Maybin
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Gotta be the Mets…
Picking up Adames made Gordon even more expendable. Hopefully he did enough in Nashville to land himself a month as a big league backup somewhere.
League leader in Hits, 3bs, Sbs and Ba Avg to being released. Tough go for Gordon but awesome he keeps at it. Baseball could use a few infielders like him again.
You forgot steroids.
Doesn’t help you see the ball
I don’t remember if they were actually steroids.
Bonds was his hitting coach too in Miami
Gordon was busted for multiple PEDs in 2016.
“Doesn’t help you see the ball” is a weird response to cheating.
No i didn’t. Did you forgot more than have of baseball players are getting away with a banned substance. It’s either a steroid or was a street drug of choice. Ball players from back in the day used to get handed pills that made them more “alert” from their own team docs. Rock Raines only would slide head first. Chris Davis was a beast on Adderall, stunk and was suspended when he didn’t have permission to use it. Pick a decade and there was something going on. Steroids Steroids, put an asterisk on it. Either way it didn’t make him hit homeruns, just made his bat fast enough to put contact on the ball and run. Age took some of that speed the roids couldn’t put back. Go Angels!!
Yeah. He took PEDs, but they didn’t help him. That’s ridiculous. Why would anyone take them then?
Anti-inflammatory. They do wonders for eczema and irritated disc in the back. Allow to touch your toes again when you go to hard in the field.. and also hit super long home runs and roid rage in the field. Ahh Melky Cabrera..
If he still had any of those skills we wouldn’t be having this conversation
Perfect fit for royals
Conceptually yeah he fits their M.O. That being said, he would not have a spot on their AA team right now(nor do they have a need for him).
Dodgers need some help on the bench.
Dodgers will have McKinstry back next week for their bench.
Chief Two Hands
Screw that, Gordon is trash in more ways than one. He would not be any help to the Dodgers.
I’m not sure I understand all of these posts wanting Dee for their teams. He’s pretty much limited to 2B defensively anymore, at least he should be, and he can barely hit the ball out of the infield.
Pretty much the INF version of Billy Hamilton.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
What? Dee .286 lifetime BA vs .241 for Hamilton. 200 hits + for Dee for 2 years. Both have low OBP, but Dee hits the ball, Hamilton doesn’t. Not a good comparison.
Yea let’s go ahead and sign a guy that has zero power, zero on base skills, negative defensive ratings, and only plays one position at the tender age of 33. Yikes smh.
But but but we’ve heard of him, and he USED to be good
Fever Pitch Guy
Dude went through a lot as a kid, much props to him for rising above all that. But if he didn’t have such a famous father, he’d probably be retired by now.
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I don’t think anybody sees him as an every day player, just a veteran to bat 8th or 9th for a couple of weeks to fill in for an injury so you don’t have to burn someone you care about off of your 40 man roster.
Good for the Mets, they don’t have a 2b man right now plus with Dom Smith moving to 1b all of the Of’ers are minor leaguers.
Perhaps someone is willing to give him a Major League opportunity. If not, could simply be a numbers crunch. The Brewers have collected utility Infielders for the past couple of seasons (yet First Base continues to be a position where offense goes to die)
Based on some of the comments here, I’m wondering if I should be blasting Stearns for not trading DS-G for a power hitting 1b and 2 or 3 good prospects…
Dee Gordon had some nice seasons but it’s over. I won’t mention his age because then I’ll get back a bunch of age 33 comps of guys that had good seasons, but most objective MLB fans can see this guy’s toast.
333 SBs is a pretty good career. Call it a day, Dee.
Why should he quit? Because you would? Earlier today, people were suggesting Scott Kazmir give up on his latest comeback attempt, but he wound up pitching solidly all four innings he was on the mound. That’s the difference between these guys and normal Americans. They’re willing to work hard in pursuit of their dream. Most people give up right out of high school and settle for a “career” working for the man.
“Most people give up right out of high school”
Over half of Americans that graduate high school go to college. I don’t consider that quitting.
I said he had a nice career. He was also busted for PEDs so I don’t really care what Dee Gordon does.
Kazmir won’t last 50 innings…..key up another back injury in 3….2….1
Let’s not forget $53M in career earnings by age 32. But $54M is even better if he manages to sign for the league min. next year. Your comment is anything but objective.
So your point is that Dee Gordon wants to make money, therefore someone should sign him?
Maybe he does, maybe he doesn’t. That goes for money and/or his continuing career. Your opinion, his choice. If he gets another MLB opportunity, it proves your subjectivity. How’s that for objectivity?
Probably asked to be given his release since the Brewers are acquiring infielders for the main roster instead of bringing him up to Milwaukee…
I think he is a better player than a few of the players who played for Milwaukee this year! No place to put him. Plenty of Outfielders and Wong at 2b
An awfully Strange situation. Hope someone picks him up
He was hard to watch in Seattle. Honestly I think he’s done
Once a cheater, always a cheater
Once a cheater, always a cheater….
Dee was an electrifying player when he was with Marlins. They need to get rid of Isan and get him back. You never know. He loved Miami and was sad to leave. Back here, he may find his grove again.. then again, Mets could prolly use him more consistently.
Players decline. He’s not going to “find his groove again”. He’s done.
Since the whole baseball thing ain’t working out, go get your doctorate in something bro… Dr. Strange-Gordon and then drop the Gordon.
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Dang. Was hoping for some Strange Brew this season. Hope he lands somewhere.
Brown Trout Fisherman
Omg phillies NEED OF
Yep Yanks want something on the cheap….. could be there answer
Indians should pick him up and put Chang at AAA in Columbus. Gives them a utility player for both infield and outfield and a quick pinch runner