Milwaukee Brewers: Can Khris Davis fix the offense?
The Milwaukee Brewers currently have the best record in the N.L. They’re sitting at 42-30, and are looking more like a contender as the season progresses. However, there is one problem. The Brewers offense has been shut out ten times in 2018. They have to correct this if they hope to contend for the division.
The possible solution
Could Milwaukee Brewers GM David Stearns go out and bring back a former fan favorite and possibly one of his regrettable trades? If the Brewers want to fix their offense, why not go out and add one of the most formidable bats in all of Major League Baseball?
Since being dealt to Oakland in 2016, Khris Davis has taken the term power surge to a whole new level. In three seasons with the A’s, he has belted 105 home runs and is slashing .246/.322/.529. In 2018, he already has 20 home runs and owns a modest .238/.321/.540 slash line.
Where would Davis play?
That is a good question, but it could be solved rather easily.
There have been rumors that the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to deal from the Major League roster. If they could pull off a deal and move Eric Thames, then Ryan Braun becomes the right-handed bat in first base a platoon along with Jesus Aguilar. In turn, Domingo Santana could go to Oakland in the Khris Davis swap. Santana could also remain on the bench as the fourth outfielder.
We all know that Davis comes with his own flaws. Strikeouts and his mediocre defense both come to mind. Since leaving the Milwaukee Brewers, his defense has steadily improved. In 2017, Davis only committed one error and posted a fielding percentage of .995. In Milwaukee, he averaged five errors per season.
He is striking out at a decent pace, but the thunder in his bat would still improve this struggling offense tenfold.
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If the Milwaukee Brewers were to add Davis, he would cost a lot less than any other big bat on the market. That would give Stearns the flexibility to still go out and get a starting pitcher and build up this already impressive pitching staff.