According to Fox Sports Wisconsin, today the Brewers designated Justin Smoak for assignment and acquired Daniel Vogelbach off waivers. It’s no secret the Brewers have struggled on offense this year, and this blockbuster move was made to rectify that.
Despite having a dope name, Justin Smoak struggled this year and a change was needed.
Playing in 33 games with 29 starts, Smoak batted just .186/.262/.381 (OPS+ 70) with five home runs. He was 1-for-21 in his last eight games, which included six starts.
Not exactly what you want from your starting first baseman when you feel like you’ve got a championship caliber team. Luckily Vogelbach was available and the team was able to make a move on him.
Vogelback was purchased by Toronto from Seattle on Aug. 24 and played in just two games, going 0-for-4 with a walk, before being waived. In 18 games with the Mariners this season, Vogelbach was 5-for-53 (.094) with 11 walks and two home runs.
Major upgrade that we’re talking about here. I can already feel the champagne showers. At least we still have this guy.
If the Brewers want to make it to Halloween, I’ve got some ideas.