ESPN.com’s Rumor Central reports that the Brewers organization has inquired the Phillies about what it would take to obtain RF Bobby Abreu. If you suspend reality for just a second and convince yourself that Abreu would actually lift his no-trade clause becuase he’s been overwhelmed by a sudden affliction for Mil-Town, Bobby would be an interesting fit in RF. Personally it would mean seeing Geoff Jenkins (a pesonal favorite) take a permanent squat on the bench. And, honestly, I don’t think it would help all that much. His numbers haven’t completely overshadowed those of Jenkins for one. Abreu is hitting better by around 20 points and has (as of 3:52 CST) one less homerun and only seven more RBI. Plus, I think Jenkins is a better outfielder by comparison. True, Abreu hit a record 26 homeruns in the first round of the derby last year, but has done squat since. At this point, this year, the Crew would be buying more of a name than an actual run producer. That aside we’d never be able to compete, financially, with the likes of the Mets and Tigers. And I don’t think God himself could out-bid George Inc. We’d be better off going for someone like Greg Maddux, who has been the subject of more serious trade rumors for the Crew. While he hasn’t been exactly blowing batters away this season, he has never faired very well in Chicago and the change of scenery might do him some good. We could use his vetern, gold-glove, playoff/world series leadership and it doesn’t hurt that his brother happens to be our pitching coach. As long as we don’t give up Carlos Lee in order to get him, I think he’d be worth taking a serious run at. In any case, the Abreu rumor at least shows that the GM Doug Melvin is serious about trying to keep this team in the thick of the Wild Card race.