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Mat Gamel, Mark Rogers, and Jeremy Jeffress are all great prospects, but all have a big problem clouding their futures in Milwaukee.
Gamel is a terrible third baseman and he's blocked by Prince Fielder at first base and Ryan Braun in left field.
Rogers has had so many injury issues that he's far from a lock to have a big league career.
Jeffress has been suspended twice for marijuana use, and even before his latest 100-game suspension, he had completely lost command of the strike zone.
Yes, Gamel can hit extremely well, Rogers was once a top-10 pick, and Jeffress throws 100 mph.
But none of the three fit well with the Brewers.
The talent of the three young players, however, could easily entice a team looking for an MLB-level bat and some good young pitching.
Is there a team with a tradeable No. 2 starter looking for a third baseman and some young pitching?
Yes, there is.
That team is the Seattle Mariners, who have Erik Bedard.
Bedard has a 3.52 FIP (and 2.70 ERA) this year in the AL. With a move to the NL, he could dominate, much like CC Sabathia did last year.
Even better, former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik is Seattle's GM.
He drafted all three players and would be more comfortable than any other GM with their various issues.
This trade makes sense for both sides.