That takes one first base option and one team looking for a first baseman off the market. Milwaukee was waiting on Hart before deciding what to do with their first base position. Earlier today it was reported that they would probably renew their interest in Logan Morrison if Hart signed elsewhere.
Buster Olney reports that the Brewers have also been talking to James Loney.
Right now the three teams in biggest need of a first baseman are Milwaukee, Tampa Bay, and Pittsburgh. All three are looking at Loney and Morrison. The free agent market also has Kendrys Morales, who would cost a draft pick and who has almost no rumors attached to him. The trade market includes Mitch Moreland and Ike Davis.
Bob Nightengale says that Milwaukee would have given $8 M and incentives to ...
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