The Giants have acquired reliever Sam Dyson from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the club announced on Tuesday evening. We learned on Monday that Rangers GM Jon Daniels expected to complete a Dyson trade soon.
Dyson, 29, was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday after two tumultuous months. He allowed 23 runs (20 earned) on 31 hits and 12 walks with seven strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings.
Dyson’s struggles have been an out of character performance for him, as he was plenty reliable last year for the Rangers, saving 38 games with a 2.43 ERA in 70 1/3 innings. The Giants will hope Dyson is able to figure things out, but even if he doesn’t, the team didn’t pay much at all for the opportunity.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.
The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.
Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.