We’re officially at trade deadline day and we’ve figured out exactly who are buyers and who are sellers. Some confusing deals (see Red Sox and Brewers) and others that make perfect sense but undoubtedly one of these teams has done enough to take home the Commissioners Trophy. Now while I did throw some shade at the Brewers over the Hader deal, it’s not completely out of nowhere. Hader’s value dropped slightly this year and they can’t afford him either way. But it hurts to trade the best player at a position when you have title considerations. Luckily, they still have the best starter in the NL and he’ll be taking the mound tonight.
Corbin Burnes has been lights out this year and his momentum is only building. He hasn’t given up more than 3 runs since early June and is rocking a 2.0 ERA for July. Even better news, he gets to face off against the Pirates today. Burnes has bodied the Pirates this year, giving up only 5 hits and 3 runs over 13 innings. But even more importantly, the Brewers have destroyed the Pirates this year. They’ve won 9 of their 13 matchups this year, with an average winning margin of 4.1 runs. With Burnes on the mound the Brewers look like a no brainer tonight.
Juice Spread Pick: Brewers -1.5 | -145 at Caesars