Milwaukee Brewers: Options to fill the hole at second base

MILWUAKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: A general view of the exterior of Miller Park prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, October, 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
MILWUAKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: A general view of the exterior of Miller Park prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, October, 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 3: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics throws the ball to first base during the American League Wild Card game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

The free agent market is where the Milwaukee Brewers will find the best talent, but that will come at a more expensive price.

This is the point where I want to go on record saying that the Milwaukee Brewers answer is not among the current second base pool. Keep in mind I am targeting a specific part of that free agent pool. That will come in handy later.

First, let me explain my disdain for the current second base pool. It is not that I think the players are bad, but the market is already more expensive that what the return would be. Ian Kinsler made sure of that when he set the market with his most recent deal.

In terms of stopgaps, that means a player like Jed Lowrie is going to require multiple years. The same would likely go for Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Waler, Daniel Murphy, or whoever you think the Milwaukee Brewers should sign. The market is going to make finding a competitive stopgap hard.

So, what about the third base pool? Again, I know. Travis Shaw! Mayor DDC! How dare I! So, why not bring back Moose? Shaw can play second base again, where he was not the worst defender. It could just be preparation for Hiura.

Mike Moustakas might be looking for a multi year deal, but he might change that tune to come back and finish what he started with the Brewers. This scenario seems unlikely, but it should be something to consider. It would appear to create the most dangerous lineup.