Milwaukee Brewers acquire outfielder Christian Yelich from Marlins

Derek Jeter and the Marlins don’t appear to be ending their fire sale anytime soon.

After trading away stars Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon, Miami continued to dismantle their team Thursday, sending outfielder Christian Yelich to the Brewers, Milwaukee announced.

In exchange, the Marlins will receive outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, as well as infielder Isan Diaz and pitcher Jordan Yamamoto.

Brinson is the Brewers’ top-ranked prospect and the 13th-best in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. Diaz is the team’s sixth-best prospect and is ranked 86th in baseball. Harrison and Yamamoto are not ranked among the top 100 MLB prospects.

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While the haul for the Marlins appears to be strong, Jeter and the new ownership group in Miami are likely to continue coming under fire from their fanbase for shipping away their best talent in an effort to shed payroll, often at the expense of legitimate returns.

Earlier this offseason, Yelich’s agent publically asked the organization to trade his client ahead of spring training, saying the relationship between the outfielder and the Marlins was “irretrievably broken.”

"The relationship between player and team is irretrievably broken,” Joe Longo, Yelich’s agent, told ESPN. “It's soured. He's part of the old ownership regime. The new ownership regime needs to get new parts into this plan and move forward, and he needs to get on with his career where he's got a chance to win. The big issue is him winning and winning now."

The 26-year-old is owed just $45 million through 2021, making his contract quite team-friendly. However, that clearly didn’t prevent the Marlins from moving yet another young star.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto has also requested a trade earlier this offseason, but reports indicated the team doesn’t want to completely gut their core. However, nothing should be ruled out given the Marlins’ pattern of behavior this winter.

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