Trade Rumors Link Brewers to Young Centerfielder

Trade Rumors Link Brewers to Young Centerfielder


Trade rumors are starting to fly every which way with the MLB deadline under a week away. For the Milwaukee Brewers, building outfield depth has been brought up as a main priority. Insider Ken Rosenthal recently linked the team to a young centerfielder from a likely playoff team as a result.

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Rosenthal mentioned that the Houston Astros have not made Jose Siri untouchable when it comes to trade negotiations. Houston's front office is in search of a more proven option in center knowing how little production the Astros have gotten from that spot at the plate. That makes Siri expendable.

What sticks out most about Siri is his ability to make an impact on the game defensively. Across 315 innings played in center field, the 27-year-old has logged 8 defensive runs saved and 7 outs above average. That outshines the combined efforts of Milwaukee's Tyrone Taylor and Jonathan Davis by a mile.

When the bat is in his hands, Siri is less dependable. He is striking out in one-third of his MLB plate appearances this season and it has led to a .178/.238/.304 slash line (48 games). Acquiring him would be all about his potential, though, considering his .272/.321/.470 slash line in the minor leagues.

The Brewers currently sit atop the National League Central with a 55-44 record, but the St. Louis Cardinals are right on their heels. Adding someone like Siri to the mix could be just the boost they need to pull away. His combination of speed and elite defense would come in handy down the stretch.

Milwaukee has odds set at +2500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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