While Milwaukee's bullpen hasn't been a huge issue -- the Brewers are 15th in baseball with a 3.55 bullpen ERA -- it is one area of a team in which general managers are never truly comfortable with. The Brewers would benefit from adding a right-handed reliever who could work in the late innings and serve as an insurance policy to closer Francisco Rodriguez. San Diego's Joaquin Benoit (pictured) remains as a hot commodity. Benoit has a 1.93 ERA in 41 appearances for the Padres this season and has quite a bit of postseason experience. The 37-year-old is owed $8 million next year. There are plenty of other options out there. Don't count on Jonathan Papelbon coming to the Brewers, as he's owed at least $13 million in the future. Arizona has Brad Ziegler and Addison Reed, two arms Milwaukee could be interested in.
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Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay certainly have been an improvement over what the Brewers ran out at first base last season, but neither have great. Reynolds has proven to be much better defensively than anyone could have anticipated and leads the team with 17 home runs. Despite Reynolds' .209 batting average, there aren't many upgrades out there. Though currently on the disabled list, Colorado's Justin Morneau (pictured, .312, 13 HR, 60 RBI) would be one. It is unclear if the Rockies will be motivated to move the former MVP, who begins a rehab assignment Monday. Adam Dunn of the White Sox wouldn't be an upgrade over Reynolds. Either would Ryan Howard, especially considering he's owed at least $60 million over the next three years.
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Remember how valuable Jerry Hairston Jr. was to the Brewers in 2011? A similar type player would vastly improve Milwaukee's bench. Right now, manager Ron Roenicke really can't take any of his regulars out of the starting lineup without changing his lineup completely and taking an offensive hit. The Diamondbacks could move Martin Prado (pictured), a career .291 hitter who can play all over the infield and the corner outfield spots. Prado has two-years and $22 million left on his team, meaning Arizona could hold on to him. Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist is another utility man option, but the Rays may not be sellers come the deadline.
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If the Brewers acquire a utility man like Martin Prado or Ben Zobrist, a fourth outfielder is less of a need. Manager Ron Roenicke has been hesitant to rest Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez or Ryan Braun for a game because of how much he loses in his lineup. Logan Schafer is a solid defensive outfielder, but he's hitting .188 this season after having a .211 batting average last year. Options on the market could include Philadelphia's Ben Revere (pictured) or San Diego's Chris Denorfia. Revere, hitting .298 with 28 stolen bases, would provide an outfielder capable of playing center field. He has no pop in his bat, but he's a speed guy who won't hurt you offensively and can steal a base as a pinch runner. Denorfia is hitting just .244, but he has a .273 batting average away from Petco Park.
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The prize of the trade market is undoubtedly David Price (pictured), that is if the Rays decide to move the left-hander. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi reported Monday that the Brewers have inquired about Price. Milwaukee plays Tampa in a three-game series starting Monday night and are set to face Price on Wednesday afternoon. The Rays are currently 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot in the American League, meaning Milwaukee beating Tampa Bay over the next few days could determine if Joe Maddon's club will be sellers. It's an extreme longshot the Brewers acquire Price, but GM Doug Melvin and owner Mark Attanasio have made bold moves in the past. Milwaukee would have to part with either Wily Peralta or Jimmy Nelson with at least two other top prospects involved, and that still may not enough.