There’s a strange situation going on in Milwaukee, and we’re not referring to Ryan Braun’s perpetual problems with the league office. The Brewers have, top to bottom, one of the best and most talented lineups in the National League. They have the fourth-lowest bullpen ERA in baseball, at 2.97. And yet they’re 38-56, the second-worst team in the NL and one of the game’s most easily distinguishable sellers.

The Brewers are willing to part with a number of their talented relievers. Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Mike Gonzalez are all on the trading block, according to various internet reports, though CBS Sports reported earlier this month that late-inning righty Jim Henderson won’t be dealt.

Before specifically addressing each reliever, it should be noted that Milwaukee, like the Cubs, also has an outfielder that could be of value to the Phillies in a multi-player deal. He’s incredibly underrated and his name is Norichika Aoki.

Aoki, 30, came over from Japan last season. He was one of the more unheralded international signings, as his posting fee was just $2.5 million. (The fees to negotiate with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish were each north of $51 million.)

Aoki is hitting .294/.360/.370 this season. The left-handed hitting outfielder is a wizard with the bat who is often moving towards first base before his swing is even finished.

Aoki knows the strike zone tremendously well and, while he isn’t as fast as Ben Revere, has significantly more pop. Last season Aoki hit 37 doubles and 10 homers. He was 30 for 38 swiping bags in 2012 but is just 10 for 20 this season.

Aoki can play center field and right field, but the presence of Carlos Gomez –- who in a just world would win a Gold Glove every year –- has limited Aoki to 19 career games in center.