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5 Players Milwaukee Brewers Should Target Before 2014 Trade Deadline

5 Players Milwaukee Brewers Should Target Before 2014 Trade Deadline

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The 2014 MLB trade deadline is less than two months away, which means teams must start to decide if they are going to be buyers or sellers. The way the Milwaukee Brewers have been playing this season proves they will be buyers, unless something horrible happens in the next six weeks. With that being said, here are five players the Brewers should target before the 2014 trade deadline.

5. Andre Ethier, OF

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5. Andre Ethier, OF

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It’s not like the Brewers need an extra outfielder, although having one as talented as Andre Ethier would be awesome. The reason he’s on this list is because Milwaukee really needs a quality left-handed bat in the lineup. The biggest issue here is that the Los Angeles Dodgers would probably want quite a bit for Ethier. On the other hand, they’re looking to unload at least one outfielder, which could be good news for Milwaukee.

4. Adam Dunn, 1B

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4. Adam Dunn, 1B

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Mark Reynolds has been terrific at first base. Not only has he supplied the power everyone hoped he would bring, he’s been unbelievable on defense. What the Brewers need is someone who can bring power off the bench when Reynolds is in the lineup, while also able to play first base. The Chicago White Sox are interested in dealing Dunn but for the right price. If a middle ground could be found, it’s not a bad potential trade to pursue.

3. Kelvin Herrera, RP

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3. Kelvin Herrera, RP

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Milwaukee’s bullpen has been terrific for the most part, although they have fallen off a bit in recent weeks. For that reason, acquiring a reliever in a trade at the deadline would be a good idea. Kelvin Herrera has been outstanding for the Kansas City Royals this season as evidence of his 1.61 ERA. There are rumors that he could be placed on the trade block, in which case, the Brewers better job on a possible deal.

2. Emilio Bonifacio, INF/OF

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2. Emilio Bonifacio, INF/OF

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One position Milwaukee is lacking is a quality utility player. It’s hard to imagine the Chicago Cubs would trade within their division. However, the team is looking to rebuild as best as possible, which means dealing Emilio Bonifacio to the Brewers wouldn’t be out of the question. He provides Milwaukee the ability to rest key players at key positions, which will be crucial down the stretch as they enter the postseason.

1. Kendrys Morales, 1B

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1. Kendrys Morales, 1B

Kendrys Morales
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One player the Brewers should really consider acquiring is free agent Kendrys Morales. The first baseman batted .277 with 23 homers and 80 RBI in 602 at-bats last season. He would provide quality power off the bench and be a consistent run-producing threat while in the starting lineup. On top of that, he’s a solid defensive first baseman. It would be sad to see Lyle Overbay go, but Morales could be the difference in reaching the World Series.