What Edmonds has done 4-5 years ago doesn't change the fact that he's a really poor defensive player at this point in his career.
Edmonds was awful in the field with the Padres/Cubs in 2008.
He was a more than quality bat in 2008, but has taken a year off completely of baseball, which is a big deal for someone his age.
The Brewers have a lot of problems in the outfield:
-Braun is an awful defender
-Hart is an awful defender
-You cannot reasonably stick Edmonds, who is a terrible defensive CF at this point, with Hart AND Braun in the Outfield; It could be one of the worst defensive set-ups in a decade or more.
If someone is willing to pay Edmunds, why not take it? Have you been out in the REAL WORLD lately? Edmunds is not really qualified to start as an alderman, or a genetic research tech, he is a ball player. Once its over, its over, if he has one more season in him, I say get in there and enjoy yourself Jimbo!!
If Milwaukee is dumb enough to give him a deal- good for them. It doesn't change the fact he's completely over the hill in terms of defensive ability- and as Danny said- taking a year off at 39 as a hitter is insane.
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