Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Wish List

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4. Figure Out Infield/Outfield Setup

The final thing on the Brewers wish list should be figuring out the short term, and perhaps long term, infield and outfield positional set up. As it currently stands the infield looks like it will be some combination of Adam Lind, Luis Sardinas, Scooter Gennett, Jean Segura and Elian Herrera. If the Brewers do trade Adam Lind, they will likely go with Jason Rogers at first base, unless they decide to acquire someone via a trade or on the free agent market. The main positional question mark is shortstop, and whether it will be manned by Segura for the long term, or if Orlando Arcia will make his way to the big leagues in 2016 and take the job. The Brewers could also use some depth in the short term during the rebuild and it would seem they would likely be in the market for some veteran talent in the infield.

The outfield, on the other hand, may be even more jumbled than the infield. As it stands, Khris Davis and Ryan Braun will likely man the corner outfield spots, barring any trades, which leaves the Brewers to find a new starting center fielder following the trade of Carlos Gomez last season. In terms of depth, the Brewers have both Shane Peterson and Michael Reed, although both have mainly been corner outfielders. The most interesting candidate to play center field would be youngster Domingo Santana, who came over from the Astros in the Carlos Gomez/Mike Fiers trade last season. He is not a center fielder by trade but potentially could slot into that position at least in the short term. Another option for the Brewers is hiring a veteran reclamation project to play in center field at least for the short term. Someone like Austin Jackson might fit this mold best. The Brewers have options in both the outfield and infield, with things potentially becoming more clear once the offseason gets underway more fully.

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