Houston Astros trade Josh Hader to the Milwaukee Brewers
Full trade package:
Houston Astros receive Carlos Gomez & Mike Fiers
Milwaukee Brewers receive Josh Hader, Adrian Houser, Brett Phillips, and Domingo Santana
Back in 2015, the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers agreed on a trade that would send Carlos Gomez to Queens. That deal fell apart due to a problem with medicals which meant Gomez was still available for grabs. The Astros swooped in and made a move for the outfielder, hoping he could help the team for the rest of the season and possibly going forward.
That didn’t happen. In just 41 games in 2015 with the Astros, Gomez hit for .242/.288/.383 (AVG/OBP/SLG) along with 4 HR and 13 RBI.
As for Mike Fiers, he played three years in Houston before going to the Oakland Athletics in 2018. In those three years, Fiers had a 4.59 ERA and 1.337 WHIP in 384.1 innings pitched.
Now let’s talk about the reason why the Astros lost this trade, Josh Hader. Houston ended up trading away a pitcher who has become one of the best closers in all of baseball.
In his six years with the Brewers, Hader recorded a 2.48 ERA and 0.882 WHIP along with 125 saves. He was always a huge part of the Brewers’ success while he was with the team. Just imagine Josh Hader coming out of the bullpen to close out games in orange and blue, especially knowing he will more than likely come out with the win (at least, before he was recently traded to San Diego).