Monday, December 9, 2013

Short List Of Potential Brewers Outfielders For 2014

Shinn Soo ChooMilwaukee’s outfield, and I am not sure they have the in house options to fill it. Melvin may have to look at the free agent market to fill this hole, and there are plenty of options left to fill it with.
The trade of starting right fielder Norichika Aoki leaves a hole in

Shin-Soo Choo- Some people may start calling for Melvin to go after Choo, the biggest prize remaining on the free agent market. Um, no. Remember the dream girl from high school that you wanted so bad but you knew that not only would it be in your best interest not to ask her out, but it would also be in your best interest to not even talk to her? Well, that is Choo. It would be a good idea for Melvin to never even give Choo a call. He is going to be way out of Melvin’s price range, as in “more than 100 million” out. Move on, nothing to see here.

Nelson Cruz- Nelson Cruz, who once played for Milwaukee before he finally found success in Texas, would be an interesting option for Melvin. Even though he is coming off of a 50-game suspension, Cruz is still a viable free agent. Not sure of this would be a great idea though.

Michael Morse- Michael Morse, who was once an up and coming player in Washington, was traded to Seattle prior to the 2013 season. Morse got off to a not so great start and was traded to Baltimore before the August 31st waiver wire deadline. Still Morse is valuable, and his Greek-god-like power is still there. Morse is definitely an option Doug Melvin should consider.  

Juan Pierre- The wily veteran can still get it done, even at the age of 36. No longer an all star centerfielder, he still is valuable as a corner outfielder. He can still hit leadoff as well. Milwaukee could sign him and flip him for something at the trade deadline, as I personally do not believe Milwaukee will contend in 2014.  

Andres Torres- Andres Torres, a crucial member of the Giant World series success, is another old wily veteran who can still get it done. Also like Pierre, Torres is veteran who Melvin could flip at the trade deadline for something.

All of these, with the exception of Choo, are intriguing options. However, none of them seem to fit perfectly. Melvin may have to plug a square peg into a round hole for a season until he can figure out something more long term.

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