From Steve Treder at The Hardball Times:
Through their first half-dozen seasons, the Brewers had yet to achieve success. But they had cobbled together a decent core of talent through their sequence of trades: turning expansion draft picks Tommy Harper and Marty Pattin into George Scott and Don Money was particularly clever, and converting Diego Segui into Ted Kubiak into Jose Cardenal into Jim Colborn was also damn fine work. On top of this, having built a farm system that was now beginning to deliver results, the Brewers appeared to be close to turning the corner.
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