There has been lots of trade rumors about the Brewers trading their star Right Fielder Corey Hart. When Tom Haudricourt interviewed Hart, Hart said he wanted to remain a Brewer, but understands that if the Brewers trade him for pitching. If they do trade him, I would assume they would call up top outfield prospect Lorenzo Cain from Triple-A Nashville to take over Right Field. As Cain almost got call up earlier this month. Here are the top 3 destinations for Corey Hart.
Why? The Giants have struggled in the outfield this year, and could use a great bat in the middle of the lineup. They would prefer a left-handed bat, but Hart would do. The Giants have Pat Burrell in Left Field, Andres Torres in Center Field, and Aubrey Huff in Right Field. But an acquision of Hart could send 1B Travis Ishikawa to the bench, and Huff to 1B, to put Hart in Right Field. The Brewers were asking for SP Jonathan Sanchez or SP Madison Bumgarner and a few prospects for Hart, but the Giants GM Brian Sabean thought that was a high asking price.
The Rays could really use a bat in their lineup, to keep up in the AL East race. The Brewers have what the Rays need, and the Rays have what the Brewers need. In a recent article by Adam Rygg - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/419904-mlb-trade-rumors-corey-hart-to-tampa-bay-rays - he notes that the Brewers were asking for SP Wade Davis, SP Matt Moore, and another prospect for Hart. This trade could help both teams as this could help the Rays pass the Yankees in the AL East, and the Brewers get what they need and could possibly become contenders.
The Braves have also been a team interested in Corey Hart. There has been no rumors about who the Brewers are asking for, but it probably is a lot. The Braves are ahead of the New York Mets by 4 games at the all-star break, and could possibly lose the lead. This could force them to trade for a great bat for the lineup.
Runner Up) San Diego Padres
The Padres lead the NL West by 2 games at the all-star break, and this may force them to add a bat to their lineup, as their pitching is already great.
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