The Milwaukee Brewers have been waiting for quite some time for a decision on whether first baseman Corey Hart plans to re-sign with the team. The reason why it could be taking so long is because the Seattle Mariners want Hart badly.
Seattle believes the addition of Hart would be exactly what the team needs to take the offense to the next level. Sources indicate that he would provide perfect protection for the newly acquired Robinson Cano in the batting order.
It’s true that Hart missed the entire 2013 Major League Baseball season with a knee injury. However, all signs point to the injury not affecting his play at the plate and in the field, especially since he wouldn’t have to move around a lot at first base. In fact, many expect him to be just the same batter who is capable of hitting for power as well as average.
There is no question the one-two punch of Hart and Cano could cause all sorts of problems for opponents in the American League West division. I have to imagine Cano would appreciate someone of Hart’s talent backing him up in order to see better pitches.
With that being said, it will all come down to Hart and his decision to part with Milwaukee. The 31-year-old has made it very clear that he truly enjoys the Brewers franchise and his family is a big fan of the city. He even went as far as to say he would take a discount just to stay with the organization that drafted him. Obviously, the right amount of money has the power to change someone’s mind, which is exactly what the Mariners are counting on.