Since the Brewers and Corey Hart remain apart in their talks, the team will need to find a solution for first base. Hunter Morris still remains a half year away at best, Juan Francisco fizzled out last season, which left his starting role up in the air and Sean Halton is not a long term option at the position. Because of that, the Brewers’ name has perked up when it comes to talks of trading for Morrison as the team is not keen on Hart’s idea for a two-year deal.
With the Marlins this season, Morrison hit .242/.333/.375 with six homers, 36 RBIs and 32 runs scored all in 85 games. Morrison played left field and first base for the Marlins and in this current offseason, the 26-year-old has received much trade interest. The Brewers aren’t the only team in on Morrison as the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays have also expressed interest in him.
Currently, Morrison is an arbitration-eligible player and may be non-tendered tonight as the Marlins have not made a decision to tender or non-tender him. The Brewers look to be the front-runners should a trade arise in the coming hours. Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin had been exploring free-agent first basemen, but said that the team was not interested in the likes of Mike Napoli, James Loney and Justin Morneau.
As for Hart, it remains unknown what will happen between him and the Brew Crew as it has been reported that he wants a multi-year deal. The Brewers are possibly looking to bring back Hart, but only a one-year deal. If the Brewers do trade for Morrison, it will be interesting to see where Hart would land.