June 2, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum (18) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
What moves other than Greinke the Brewers might be able to make should they become sellers is debatable. Right-hander Shaun Marcum is on the DL with an ailing elbow and left-hander Randy Wolf and reliever Francisco Rodriguez have done nothing to increase their trade value. All three can be free agents after the season.
As a free agent-to-be, Marcum figured to be an interesting commodity on this summer’s trade market. However, the 30-year-old is currently on the Brewers’ DL and it’s not clear when he’ll be returning. On the season, the right-hander has posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.39 and 1.166 over his 13 starts.
Wolf proved invaluable last season, posting an ERA and WHIP of 3.69 and 1.319 over his 33 starts, but he’s struggled mightily in 2012. Over his 99 1/3 innings pitched, the 35-year-old has only mustered marks of 5.80 and 1.570.
K-Rod got off to a rough start to the 2012 season, but he’s improved a bit over the past few months. Still, the right-hander only boasts an ERA and WHIP of 3.96 and 1.474 on the year.
Who should the Brewers trade this summer?