Milwaukee Brewers: Trick or Treat Crew edition

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MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 02: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers relieves Junior Guerra
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 02: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers relieves Junior Guerra /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Outfielders Ryan Braun /

The Outfield-Trick

This trick is not a specific player. This is a major suggestion. David Stearns needs to figure out how to make some of the outfielders disappear. While that is more of a magic trick than a spooky Halloween theme, it is true nonetheless.

Smart money will say that Keon Broxton will be on the move this off-season. With good reason too. He is a valuable player with consistent 20-20 potential who just does not fit with the Milwaukee Brewers anymore.

The next up is Ryan Braun. He will likely stay, but needs a reduced role. Frankly, he is not the superstar talent he used to be. Add that in with a recent stretch of injuries and it is time to start the moving on process from the beloved Brewer.

Honestly, Braun could still be a serviceable player if that is what was needed. But the emergence of Domingo Santana and Brett Phillips make Braun easier to push out. Especially with the impending stardom of Lewis Brinson well on the way in 2018.

With the movement of Broxton, that will clear the path for Braun to be a solid fourth outfielder. Hernan Perez can also slide into the mix as well. But for now, especially with a lot more outfield talent in the minors, this log jam needs to clear up.

The outfield is a potent spot for talent around the league. but to have a player like Broxton, Phillips, or Brinson sitting the bench most of the time is utterly ridiculous. All have shown why they should start. But, Broxton seems to be the expendable one.

Broxton will be a decent enough return to sure up the bullpen at least. There is not really a potential to bring in a huge, superstar, type of player on the strength of his name alone. But, finding reliable arms will go a long way in getting the Brewers to October.

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