The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Ray Black from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for IF Mauricio Dubon.
I have no idea what the Brewers are doing. Black and Pomeranz are not good pitchers, though Pomeranz does have an impressive strikeout rate. Dubon is their third best prospect, though he isn\’t a top 100 prospect. Pomeranz could be moved to the pen, based on his K/9, which is 10.7 in 21 games (17 starts).
Pomeranz, 30, has a 5.68 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 77.2 innings for the Giants this year. In his MLB career for the Giants, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies, Pomeranz has a 4.09 ERA with 779 strikeouts in 787.2 innings.
Black, 29, has allowed one run in two innings (4.50 ERA) with five strikeouts this year. In his MLB career, Black has a 6.04 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 25.1 innings.
The Giants have no use of Pomeranz and Black, and they get a highly ranked prospect in return. Sounds good to me. He made his MLB debut this year, but didn\’t get a hit, going 0 for 2.
Dubon, 25, has a .297 average with 16 homers, 47 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 427 Plate Appearances for AAA San Antonio this year. In his minor league career, he has a .299 batting average with 42 homers, 276 RBIs and 126 stolen bases in 2495 Plate Appearances.