The latest Milwaukee Brewers rumors surrounding the trade deadline have indicated that they are one of four teams interested in pursuing middle infielders. Willy Adames is currently the teams shortstop and Brice Turang has seen the most playing time at second base. Both are excellent defenders but have struggled offensively.
Despite a low batting average of just .206 and on-base percentage of .292, Willy Adames job may be more secure than Brice Turang for he is a big power and run producing threat. The rookie Turang’s numbers are even lower than Adames’ at a .198 batting average and .267 on-base percentage.
Needless to say upgrades offensively could go a long way for the playoff hopeful Milwaukee Brewers. One team that they could turn to is from their neighboring state in the Chicago White Sox. Tim Anderson has been on the trade block for quite some time and the former batting champion could be an ideal fit for them.
Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Chicago White Sox middle infielder Tim Anderson would be an ideal fit for the Brew Crew (MLB Rumors).
2023 has been a down offensive season for Tim Anderson, but post All-Star break he has been performing much better. Throughout his eight year career he is a .283/.313/.428 hitter. He is not a big RBI producer but he is a hit collector and could score a lot of runs down the stretch for Milwaukee, especially with Christian Yelich producing at the plate.
Defensively the White Sox have been playing him outside of shortstop in order to maximize his trade value. They have had him spending time at second base, which is where he played during the World Baseball Classic. The Brewers need offensive help at both positions, so acquiring Tim Anderson would be a win-win in that regard and would provide them with a lot of middle infield flexibility.
From a contract perspective Tim Anderson has a $14 MM club option for the 2024 season. This could easily be declined by a team in which he would then become a free agent. With essentially being a rental player this should keep his trade cost down.
The White Sox are obvious sellers at this year’s trade deadline and the Brewers buyers, so it will be interesting to see if these two teams strike a deal or not.
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