Couple of sleepers for Brewers to consider

If Doug Melvin wants to deal any of the extra pitchers the Brewers have, in order to look at a couple outfielders, MLB Trade Rumors mentions two intriguing possibilities that might help the Crew’s outfield.
The Mariners are purportedly not going to offer arbitration to 31 year-old Ben Broussard.  While Broussard was mostly used as a first baseman, he did play 22 games in the outfield in ’07, and could be a decent backup for Prince Fielder.  While his .330 OBP doesn’t really meet Doug’s stated wishes, he might be more affordable that Kevin Mench.  The left-handed Broussard would also serve as a replacement pinch-hitter to replace Geoff Jenkins’ spot on the roster.
Perhaps a bit more intriguing is the Blue Jays’ reported desire to move 24 year-old outfielder Adam Lind.  Also a lefty, Lind only hit .238 last year, but only had 290 AB’s…and also hit 11 dingers.  I’m not sure if Lind offers any more upside than Gabe Gross, but his age and power might be worth a look; and the Jays would like look at some of our starting pitchers that won’t make the rotation, specifically Zach Jackson or Tim Dillard.
I know that Brewers’ GM Doug Melvin would love to add an established outfielder to join Bill Hall, Corey Hart, Gabe Gross, Anthony Gwynn, and Joe Dillon; but, if that doesn’t pan out, bringing another outfielder into Maryvale might be worthwhile.

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