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Brewers Scouting Kendrys Morales?


 

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the several teams have been scouting Kendrys Morales in Miami, Florida. Three teams he suspects are the Brewers, Orioles, and Mariners. Teams have also been scouting Stephen Drew down there as well, but the Brewers are obviously not one of them looking at the free agent shortstop.

 

 

Jon Heyman states that the Brewers don’t seem to be settled at first base and could look to bring in Kendrys. However, since the Brewers gave up last year’s first round pick for Kyle Lohse, I’m skeptical at how serious the Brewers are in Morales.

 

Jon also points out that if Kendrys doesn’t necessarily like any offers he gets from teams, he will wait until June to sign with a team.

 

Before the season started, the Brewers selected Lyle Overbay over Juan Francisco for their first base platoon. Through seven games, Lyle is batting 1-13 (.077/.200/.154) with three strikeouts. His only hit came against the Red Sox, an two-RBI double. Meanwhile, in the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate, Juan Francisco is 5-10 (.500/.545/1.100) with 5 runs scores, 2 home runs, and 4 runs batted in. With the way Overbay has struggled, it makes sense as to why the Brewers are keeping their options open.

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  • Reese Kaplan

    Not a bad thought…but I think all of us are just so anxious for SOME changes to be made we’ll likely applaud any transaction.

    • http://twitter.com/mmusico8 Matt Musico

      Haha, yea that’s true. Any kind of action would be welcome. Within reason, of course.

  • BklynCowpoke

    The Mets are not going anywhere this year with or without Ian Kinsler; the same way they are not going anywhere this year with or without Dickey. We need quality prospects in the system to hopefully bring this team back to respectability in a couple of years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1617888691 Donald Obrien

    Rangers have signed Kinsler for 96 million until 2017. What are you smoking?

  • Eric Reining

    You are correct in thinking this type of trade would never happen, but let’s clear up some of the facts.

    Ian Kinsler is about to begin his 5-year, $70M extension in 2013; he was never signed for 10/96.5. Baseball Reference must have just lumped all his extensions together.

    It’s pretty flawed logic to equate “he doesn’t have a whole lot of speed” to “he has stolen 20+ bases 5 times…”. Kinsler actually has well above-average speed, and according to Baseball Prospectus was the 5th-best base runner in the Majors last season.

    Basically, trading 5 years of Kinsler valued at $70M (plus a $12M option) for one year of R.A. Dickey makes no sense.

  • Henry Johnson

    Kinsler costs money and a long-term commitment going forward. I don’t believe our Mets are in this business. That said, it could be a short-term upgrade and a long-term albatross, that’s why I would stay away form Kinsler. Target a top ten bat in baseball, if not, re-sign one of the top 7-10 pitcher sin baseball to continue being your ace. It’s not rocket science, no matter how hard the Mets try.

  • Bmerlo

    Draft morales already…what kind of numbers does he need to put up to make you MLB GM’s happy? 30 jacks 120 rbis?? sheesh

    • Andrew Vrchota

      Draft?