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Some things to read while getting lured in.
The seventh week of the offseason begins today for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have already answered one of their biggest offseason questions by acquiring first baseman Adam Lind from the Blue Jays. The organization had to beat out at least one other team for Lind’s services, however, as Toronto reportedly discussed a deal with the Orioles before making a deal with Milwaukee (h/t BBTF). Talks with Baltimore broke off after the Orioles refused to deal first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce.
On top of adding a lefty bat with power and solid plate discipline, the Brewers may also have added some fans in Indiana with the Lind deal. An editorial in Lind’s hometown paper, the Madison County, (Indiana) Herald Bulletin showed excitement over fans’ newfound ability to drive up from Central Indiana to watch him play.
How much Lind will play, however, remains a question as he’s shown a significant split in his performance against right and left-handed pitchers in recent years. That statistical difference suggests a platoon could be possible at first base, but at least one of baseball’s top stars doesn’t like that type of arrangement.
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