Milwaukee Brewers: Six Teams Who Might be Interested in Adam Lind


The Milwaukee Brewers have lacked a solid first baseman for years and while they finally have one now in Adam Lind, their best option looks like trading him for future pieces. With a bargain option for next season, Lind appears to have a ton of value heading towards the July 31st deadline. After putting up some of the best numbers at the position for the first half of the season, here is a look at six potential landing spots for Lind.

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6. Minnesota Twins

The Twins are better than anyone expected this season. After returning Torii Hunter to the mix in the outfield and seeing young players shine, the Twins have become one of the best teams in the American League. While Joe Mauer currently plays at the position, adding Lind’s bat to the lineup in a DH role could add more power and take the lineup to a new level.

5. St. Louis Cardinals

Trading inside of the division is not something that teams normally like to do, but the Cardinals are in need for offense at first base. With the injury to Matt Adams, former Brewer, Mark Reynolds is currently holding down the fort at the position. While the Cardinals have remained the best team in baseball even with the injury, getting a bat of Lind’s caliber would be a huge difference maker. The Cardinals system is also one of the best in baseball, which could be very intriguing to the Brewers in a deal.

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

Speaking of trading in the division, the Pirates could use some help at first, too. While Pedro Alvarez has slugged 12 home runs, he is currently batting just .236 and he is horrendous in the field. Lind would provide stability on both sides of the diamond in Pittsburgh.

3. Seattle Mariners

Logan Morrison has never quite lived up to his billing. He, like Alvarez has slugged 12 home runs, but he also is batting just .229 on the year. The Mariners were expected to compete in the division and have struggled to in the first half. The addition of Lind could be a major boost.

2. Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have shocked the baseball world throughout the first half of the season as they have not only lead in the AL West for much of the year, but they have also been one of the best teams in the AL. But with injuries now taking their toll, first base is an area where they could greatly improve. Chris Carter is currently the worst offensive first baseman among qualifiers in the MLB and while they have Jonathan Singleton in AAA, adding Lind could be the ticket to keep the team in the race for the rest of the year.

1. Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have two of the best offensive players in the game today and their offense is ranked in the middle of the MLB in both runs scored and batting average. With Albert Pujols currently manning first, the Angles have one of the best bats ever at the position. Adding Lind would not only give a them a DH option that could drive in runs and protect Pujols, but it would also give them a reliable back-up that could give Pujols some nights at DH as well.

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