Brewers’ GM admits mistake on Jonathan Schoop trade
When you’re a general manager, it’s inevitable that you’re going to make a trade that doesn’t work out. Rarely, though, does one own up to it like Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns did on Friday.
Stearns admitted that his move to acquire Jonathan Schoop from the Baltimore Orioles didn’t work, and even took full responsibility for its failure.
#Brewers GM David Stearns on the Jonathan Schoop trade: “Look, it was a bad deal and that’s on me.”
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) November 30, 2018
The Brewers acquired Schoop hoping he could be a regular middle infielder for them. After the trade, however, he hit just .202 in 46 games and went 0-for-8 in the playoffs. Perhaps Stearns could have seen it coming since Schoop’s old team had benched him a month before trading him, but the admission is better late than never.