The Milwaukee Brewers traded for veteran second baseman Neil Walker over the weekend, sending the New York Mets for a player to be named. Even though Walker played third base in his Brewers debut, he will mostly supplant Jonathan Villar (.223, 9 HR, 35 RBI, .282 OBP) and Eric Sogard (.288, 3 HR, 15 RBI in 177 AB) for the rest of the 2017 season.
“I think enough is enough with the no production at second base,” Milwaukee Journal sentinel baseball writer Tom Haudricourt told WTMJ’s Wisconsin’s Morning News on Monday. “Villar had been in a season-long slump, and then Eric Sogard, who had been so good when he came up and took Villar’s job, hurt his ankle and hadn’t been the same since.”
The Brewers are idle on Monday. They’ll open up a short two-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night at Miller Park.
To listen to Tom Haudricourt’s entire conversation from Monday’s Wisconsin’s Morning News, click on the Soundcloud link above.