One Last-Minute Trade the Brewers Need to Make Before the Deadline to Win the World Series

Larry Rupp
One last-minute trade the Milwaukee Brewers need to make to win the World Series.
One last-minute trade the Milwaukee Brewers need to make to win the World Series. / AP Photos/Steven Senne

All signs point to the National League Central race being close down the stretch as the Milwaukee Brewers fight to stay ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Craig Counsell's team is far from healthy, though, which means trading for a veteran starting pitcher could pay off in a big way.

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The Brewers have become a team that leans on starting pitching over the last few years. It's been a successful strategy considering Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff continue to excel. The only problem is that the depth behind those two starters is lacking. No one can stay healthy in 2022.

The idea of bringing in Jose Quintana is making more and more sense by the day.

The current Pittsburgh Pirates starter is in the midst of his first productive season in years, posting a 3.50 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 20 starts. He has also struck out 89 batters in 103.0 innings pitched.

Not only would Quintana be someone capable of sliding in at the back end of the rotation, but he has experience coming out of the bullpen as well. That will come in handy if Counsell opts to use Eric Lauer as the team's No. 3 option in the playoffs. Of course, Freddy Peralta is out for the season.

The price of acquiring Quintana may be the best part here. The 33-year-old enters free agency in the offseason, so the Pirates would benefit from getting anything in return for him. Seeing Milwaukee throw in a low-level prospect or even include infielder Kesto Hiura should get the job done.

The MLB trade deadline is set for 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 2. For now, the Brewers have odds set at +2500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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