they added their 2021 model, Gold Glove-winning outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who per multiple reports has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal.
When Bradley joins the Brewers, they will employ three All-Stars, three Gold Glovers and one MVP in an outfield that, from left to right, will go Christian Yelich-Lorenzo Cain-Bradley.
Cain, manager Craig Counsell passionately affirmed Thursday, will remain his center fielder, even as he approaches age 35 and aims to get his wheels back to elite status after opting out of most of the 2020 season. That will make Bradley, who turns 31 in April, a shutdown right fielder who’s inconsistent with the bat, a seeming luxury on a middle-market team disproportionately hit by the loss of gate revenue in a fanless 2020.
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Yet the Brewers’ recent track record suggests the formation of this team is extremely well-considered, a process that can’t commence until ownership shows it cares about winning.