Milwaukee Brewers: 5 Right Field Trade Targets for the 2023 Trade Deadline

Help could be out there for the worst offensive position on the team.

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#5 Brewers right field trade target - Mark Canha, New York Mets

Who would have thought that with the ridiculous amount of money that the New York Mets threw at their roster that we'd find them as possible sellers at the 2023 MLB trade deadline. Yet, at a 45-50 record and seven games back of the final NL Wild Card spot, here we are.

The Mets have been moving toward featuring some of their younger talent here in 2023 and could continue that movement with their trade deadline moves. Thus, it could make sense to move on from the 34-year-old Mark Canha.

Canha is less of a power threat than some of the other options and more of an on base threat as his still solid .346 OBP in 2023 is actually the lowest mark he has posted since the 2018 season. It would be the third best OBP among qualified Brewers batters behind just Christian Yelich and William Contreras.

While Canha has mostly played left field for his career, he does still have 122 games played in right, which is enough to be serviceable at the position. He also has played 131 career games at first base, a position in which the Brewers are currently thin with Rowdy Tellez on the IL, so he stands as another player with defensive flexibility that the team could really use.

Though Canha is under contract for 2024, it's a $11.5MM club option with a $2MM buyout, essentially making him a rental for anyone who potentially acquires him at the deadline. If increasing the number of baserunners is the direction Milwaukee wants to go, then Canha deserves a look.

This is the first trade deadline with new Matt Arnold fully at the controls for the Brewers. Whatever direction he goes, right field has to be among the top desires on his wish list and these guys would all be great names to consider.

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