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Nationals Fan with questions about the Brewer's OF.

Hello Brewers fans!

I'm a Nationals fan stopping by to ask a few questions about Brewer's fans opinions. I have been looking for a new CF with good contact skills to fit into the Nationals strike-out prone line-up. The Brewers a very, very good outfield. One with a decent amount of depth as well, Ryan Braun, Nyjer Morgan, and Corey Hart staring, with Norichika Aoki, Carlos Gomez, Caleb Gindl, and Logan Schafer as potential back-ups. Schafer seems like he would be very useful to the Nationals. Obviously, you don't need to carry 7 OFs on the 25-man roster, and that means you would likely put Gindl and Schafer back in the minors. I'm sure you all have discussed at great length the probable outcomes if Braun is suspended or punished for his alleged violation. I'm guessing Aoki starts in LF, and maybe you have Gindl and Gomez on the bench?

At any rate, it seems to me that the Brewers have a good shot a contending in the NL Central, even with the loss of Fielder. The Astros are going to be super terrible, the Pirates are still waiting on a decent rotation, the Cubs are rebuilding. The Reds and Cardinals will be some decent competition, but the Reds need to find 10 wins and the Cardinals will need to replace Pujols. At any rate, I was curious what the Brewers fans felt could be a useful uprgarde, and what you think might be a fair trade for Schafer.

From my perspective, Schafer has some valuable tools, solid defense and good average. However, he doesn't have a great deal of power, and is only a year removed from serious injury. Additionally, while you certainly don't need to trade him, you have something of a surplus of outfielders, and a strong incentive to be competitive this year with Marcum and Grienke becoming free agents after 2012.

As far as what the Nationals could offer the Brewers for Schafer, I'm not really sure. We have surplus of pitching. Your rotation is pretty good, though I don't know about your depth/spot starters in case of injury. Narvesson also seems pretty marginal, but he's young so he may add some control. Axford/K-Rod seem to be a good late-innings team, but it seems like rest of the pen is kind of iffy. However, I am far from an expert on your team, so I could be totally off, hence why I am here. I will say that the Nationals do have a fair number of solid relievers, but I doubt that they would part with Clippard or Storen. What are your thoughts?

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