TRADE: NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers Swing 3-Player Deal

The New York Mets have made themselves a nice baseball trade, while the Milwaukee Brewers conduct a salary dump. Heading to Queens are starting pitcher Adrian Houser and outfielder Tyrone Taylor, in exchange for a minor leaguer.

Pitching prospect Coleman Crow heads to the Brewers' system. The deal saves the small market club about $7M. 

Houser is a decent depth starter for the rotation, while Taylor has some untapped potential. David Stearns, the Mets new president of baseball operations, is quite familiar with both players from his long run in the Milwaukee front office.

Houser, a righty, went 8-5 last season with a 4.12 ERA in 21 starts with a 96:34 K/BB ratio in 111 innings.

Taylor, about to turn 30, has spent five years with the Brewers, compiling a combined .239 batting average and a slightly above the norm OPS+ of 102. He had 10 homers and 9 stolen bases last season in 81 games.

A couple of nice pieces to add to the roster for the Mets.

Crow pitched in Double-A in 2023, and fared well in just 24 innings of work, with a 1.88 ERA. In a full 2022 season, however, he posted an ERA over 5.00.

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