Josh Hader acquired by San Diego Padres: "I wasn’t expecting it fully, but.."
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The Milwaukee Brewers made an interesting move and decided to trade Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. This will also mean that Taylor Rogers, Dinelson Lamet and Esteury Ruiz will go the other way, i.e they will be new Brewers' players.
Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns believes that Milwaukee will profit from such moves and that their team will be strengthened with players who can be the backbone of this team. “The players we are receiving in this trade help ensure that the future of the Milwaukee Brewers remains bright while not compromising our desire and expectation to win today,” David Stearns said in a statement.
He believes that a mix of different player profiles will be good for his team. He added, “This mix of present major league talent and high-level prospects furthers our aim to get as many bites of the Apple as possible and, ultimately, to bring a World Series to Milwaukee”.
Josh Hader on his team
Josh Hader is sad that he has to leave the team that gave him so much and in which he made the best memories. However, this is all part of a player's career. “Obviously, I wasn’t expecting it fully, but I knew it was a greater chance than years previous,” Josh Hader said of the trade.
“It sucks to leave Milwaukee and everyone here and all the relationships I’ve built over the years. I started my career off here, and the opportunities that go with that”. He is ready for the next challenges in his career and what awaits him.
Hader will have a chance to show his quality. Josh Hader added, “But I always look at [the things] I can control and being able to have a new chapter in my journey. It’s something I’m looking forward to, getting over to San Diego to join their team”. Taylor Rogers,