According to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Brewers and Dodgers are discussing a possible trade that would send 1B Prince Fielder to the Dodgers in exchange for 1B James Loney and closer Jonathan Broxton.
The Dodgers are a team in need of power and run production which Fielder would provide. Fielder's HR, RBI, BB and OBP numbers would all dwarf the other player's in the somewhat anemic Dodger's offense.
While the Brewers would not be getting starting pitching in return, they would be getting a very capable 1B and a once-dominant closer. While Jon Axford acquitted himself admirably in the closer's role for the Brewers, Broxton would be solid insurance if Axford were to falter in 2011.
The deal makes sense for both sides. Based on what I had been hearing, I am a bit surprised the Brewers would get as much as is being discussed. If Broxton can regain his form, this could end up being a steal for the Brewers especially if Fielder walks as a free-agent.
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