As there is with every MLB offseason, some pretty big names changed teams last winter.
Take your pick of names, but the likes of Xander Bogaerts (San Diego Padres), Justin Verlander (New York Mets), Carlos Rodon (New York Yankees), and Jacob deGrom (Texas Rangers) are some just to name a few. There were also some other players, maybe not big household names, that changed uniforms heading into the 2023 season.
While some big names moved, there were certainly some under-the-radar signings that happened that have become very beneficial to their new teams. Here are three of those moves.
Wade Miley, Milwaukee Brewers
One of the more under-the-radar signings from the winter is Wade Miley going to the Milwaukee Brewers. Playing for his eighth team in 13 years, the left-hander has been very good, going 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA and surrendering just six earned runs. In 29 innings, he has walked just four and he has struck out 19 in his second go-round with Milwaukee after spending the 2018 season there.
Ace Brandon Woodruff is currently out with a shoulder strain, which puts more pressure on Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta. This is where the Miley signing comes in as a crafty veteran who is not going to overpower hitters, instead relying on his control and mixing in pitches.
At 36 years old, Miley knows that his chances are very few and slim remaining in his career to win a championship and when Woodruff comes back, he is the perfect veteran to take the ball every fifth day at the backend of the rotation, while also being a reliable starter while Woodruff is out. The only question is whether or not Miley can stay healthy, but if can, this can he a steal of a deal for the Brewers.