The offense would work better with a traditional bopper at first batting 3rd of 4th.
Here are some plausible targets from cellar dwellers in the AL:
Tampa Bay - Logan Morrison. He is off to a good start, with 13 HR and 38 RBI, slashing .247/.339/.543 and a FA at the end of this year. Making less than 3M. Classic rent-a-player. If the Rays make him available I could a see a lot of interested parties. Then again, didn't we just trade almost that same exact guy to Atlanta? Not enough of a difference maker.
Kansas City - Eric Hosmer - Now we're talking. FA at the end of this year, will be looking for big payoff contract in '18, but maybe Mo can "pull a Walt" and land Eric, who then will fall in love with our red-clad fans and excellent schools and sign for a new hometown discount. We'd be parting with at least two quality prospects and had better be ready to pony up $22M per year for 5-6 years. After reviewing his career numbers and remembering he only 27 now, he strikes me as a good long term investment. He's only had one 20+ Hr season thus far - it was 2016 - but may developing that rather important "old player skill." Obviously a huge get if Moe could do it, which I know many of you doubt he can. It's been a crummy year in K. C. and if they continue losing and don't think they can sign him after this year, he will likely be available.
Oakland - Yonder Alonso - Looks a lot like Morrison. Plus Mo would likely get fleeced dealing with Beane. Pass.