MLB trade rumors: Brewers turn attention to Rays' Chris Archer

The Rays will use Chris Archer, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Jake Faria as starters and will have relievers cover the fifth day.

The Brewers entertained fans last week by acquiring Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain to bolster their lineup.

According to The Athletic, Milwaukee has now turned its attention onto its rotation, targeting Rays All-Star Chris Archer. The report stated that the Brewers have cast a "wide net for starting pitching," and a deal may not be likely.

But the Brewers have an extra outfielder even with Ryan Braun expected to play first base. Domingo Santana hit 30 home runs last season and Keon Broxton flashed his potential, creating a logjam.

Santana alone may not do the trick for Archer, who struck out 249 batters in 201 innings last season. Archer, 29, has struggled with consistency in recent seasons, but his upside remains immense, making him a hard sell for the Rays.

Milwaukee parted with its best prospect, Lewis Brinson, in the Yelich deal, so their farm system may be a little dry at the moment. However, the Brewers seem to be all in for a run at the World Series, so they may tap back in should they fail to acquire a top free agent.