Ranking the top 3 third basemen the Brewers could sign in free agency

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2. Jeimer Candelario

Given Cody Bellinger's resurgence in Chicago, mid-season addition Jeimer Candelario's comeback with the Cubs has been relatively overlooked. After being non-tendered by the Tigers last year, he signed a one year, $5 million contract with the Nationals, which the Cubs took on when they traded for him in July of this year. With both teams, Candelario hit .251/.336/.471 on the year, with 22 home runs and 70 RBI, the most in his career in both categories.

He also has a lot of years under his belt while still being relatively young; at 29, he has six full years of MLB service time. MLB Trade Rumors puts him at a four year, $70 million contract, predictably more than Urshela given his injury this year. Signing Candelario wouldn't be a blockbuster deal, but it could give the Brewers a dependable presence at third base, something they didn't have the luxury of this year, for the foreseeable future. More than that, it could be a subtle swipe for Milwaukee at their Chicago division rivals for stealing away manager Craig Counsell. It might not be enough to make up for Counsell's loss, but it could still be comforting in its own little way.