The bold decision by the San Diego Padres to acquire closer Josh Hader from the Milwaukee Brewers just before MLB’s trade deadline was met with much applause. They must now be asking themselves if this was a huge mistake.
As the Padres trailed the Kansas City Royals 9-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning, they brought in Hader as a relief pitcher. Hader then gave up six earned runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
Against the one-time All-Star, the Royals managed only five hits and two walks. Things escalated so rapidly that Hader was pulled from the game and replaced by position player Wil Myers in order to end the inning.
When facing Royals outfielder Michael A. Taylor, the last hitter he faced before being taken out of the game, Hader’s command was all over the place.
Hader left the game to find the tweets had generated a lot of attention online. He said after the game that the tweets were from when he was 17 and “immature.”
After that, he secured his profile. Among the tweets was one that simply said, “I hate homosexual people,” and another that used the n-word.
The words “there’s no excuse for what was stated” were echoed by Hader. For all that has happened and everything I have said, I am truly sorry. My current beliefs have nothing to do with it.
After the Padres Trade for Josh Hader, the Brewers Were Criticized for His “long-Winded” Speech.
Brewers supporters don’t seem to appreciate the “long-winded” explanation the team has given for the Josh Hader deal.
The Milwaukee Brewers sent Hader to the San Diego Padres on Monday for the prospects Taylor Rogers (a closer), Dinelson Lamet (a pitcher), Esteury Ruiz (an outfielder), and Robert Gasser (a pitcher).
The Brewers’ fan base, however, did not take kindly to the move and quickly expressed their disdain on various social media platforms.
Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns released a long statement shortly after the transaction was announced, explaining the club’s thought process.
The players we acquired in this transaction will keep the Milwaukee Brewers competitive for years to come without dampening our focus on the present.
With this combination of established MLB players and promising youngsters, we hope to maximize our opportunities for success and ultimately bring the World Series to Milwaukee,” the team said.
One fan tweeted, “If you have to release a statement after you make a trade you definitely made a really horrible transaction,” while another said, “Long-winded way to say we’d like to be good enough to sell tickets for years to come but never really be a contender.”
Given that they currently lead the NL Central by three games over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers’ decision to deal Hader comes as a bit of a surprise.
The Reasons for Hader’s Age
Josh Hader Continued to Offer Justifications Based on His Advanced Years and The Passage of Time. in A Press Conference Lasting Under Four Minutes, He Addressed the Issue Twice. 7-Year-Old Events that Have No Bearing on The Present.
During Our Time at This High School, We Are Still Developing Our Individual Identities. Life Is a School of Hard Knocks. We Promise that This Won’t Be Repeated.
Additionally, Hader Stated, “I’m Sure It’s Some Rap Lyrics Being Tweeted. Honestly, I Have No Idea What Is Available.
The Remark Was Made by Cain, in His First Season with The Brewers. Give Individuals a Second Chance, Accept that You Will Have to Forgive Them, and Go On.
In My Opinion, that Chapter Has Closed. It Spread Because He Stated It. on A Personal Level, at least, I’m Done with It.
Hader Has Some Convincing to Do if He Wants to Win Over His Teammates, and Major League Baseball Is Sure to Deliver Him a Stern Reprimand.
Even While Mlb Can’t Penalise Hader for His Actions Before He Was Drafted, the League Might Recommend that He Undergo Sensitivity Training or Have a Meeting with Billy Bean, the League’s “ambassador of Inclusion.”