San Francisco Giants: Looking at the Milwaukee Brewers Surplus of Outfielders

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 30: Keon Broxton
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The Brewers are looking to deal from their surplus of outfielders. Do the San Francisco Giants have interest in Keon Broxton, Brett Phillips, or Domingo Santana?

With the addition of Austin Jackson, the San Francisco Giants appeared to be done with their offseason acquisitions. However, that is not the case.

Giants VP of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean elaborates on Jackson’s role, “Did we get him to be our everyday center fielder? Probably not.” He goes on to say, “There are still some fronts that we are pursuing with minimum-service type of players, which are low in salary.”

These little nuggets suggest that Austin Jackson is not necessarily the Giants starting center fielder for 2018. Additionally, they seem to still be in the market for a low-cost outfielder.

In other news, the Milwaukee Brewers are adding outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Prior to adding Yelich and Cain, the Brewers had plenty of outfielders.

Now, the Brewers have too many outfielders. They will look to trade from this surplus with the hopes of acquiring pitching depth. The players they will dangle include Keon Broxton, Brett Phillips, and Domingo Santana. All are low-cost outfield options, so the Giants appear to be a logical trade partner. Let’s take a look at each one: