After an entire offseason of doing basically nothing the Milwaukee Brewers have finally gotten active in the Major League Baseball free agent market to improve their team; well sort of. You see they have signed two first base possibilities within the last little while in Mark Reynolds and more recently Lyle Overbay. Each veteran has been signed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite. So you could say they have been active but not in a very dramatic way.
There is something to be said for quantity of options at first base for the Brewers however. With Overbay added to the list they now have the two veterans mentioned above, Juan Francisco, Sean Healton and prospect Hunter Morris in the mix at first base. That very well might not guarantee them an all-star representative over at first but it almost assuredly guarantees that they will be better than they were one year ago which seems to be the goal.
I won’t say that I fully understand what the Brewers are thinking over there on the right side of the infield or for the team as a whole but at least they are doing what they feel they can to improve the situation at first base. If nothing else it should at least be very interesting to see how the crowded competition for that position works out for the Brewers. Will they have a couple of young guys, one young and one veteran or will the veterans take all of the 2014 spots? Won’t it be a blast to find out?