David Stearns isn’t ready to be done. The Milwaukee Brewers could still be looking to add an impact bat.
At least, that’s the report from Mark Feinsand.
Milwaukee already brought in Eduardo Escobar to fill out their lineup and add some impact. With his power and potential to play all over the field, it was an excellent addition.
But will that be it?
Feinsand says they’re still looking for more, but impact bats are going to be hard to come by. Some of the ones that were on the market have been traded already, such as Nelson Cruz, Trea Turner, Anthony Rizzo, and Kyle Schwarber.
Rumors have the Milwaukee Brewers searching for a second impact bat in a trade prior to the Trade Deadline.
Although it’s extremely unlikely the Cubs send him here, Kris Bryant is the biggest impact bat left on the market. Elsewhere, Byron Buxton is said to be available for the right price, but he’s dealt with injuries and would cost a lot in terms of prospects to acquire. It could be Luke Voit.
Trevor Story is still out on the market as of this writing and reports have the Rockies dropping the price for him a little bit.
If the Brewers grab another bat, they will need some rearranging of their position player group. Players like Travis Shaw and Daniel Vogelbach, who are on the mend from injuries, will see their roles be completely gone by the time they return if another move is made, especially for an impact bat that will play mostly everyday.
The Brewers also already have five outfielders on the roster when Christian Yelich comes back from the Covid IL, and that’s not going to be a permanent state of affairs. So if they get someone, there will need to be some reshuffling of this roster to line everything up.
That said, perhaps a bit of a reshuffle is necessary. Hopes are set on a World Series and putting the best possible lineup out there everyday is key to achieving that.
Will Milwaukee grab an impact bat? Maybe, maybe not. The final few hours will be interesting.