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What we learned: July 15, 2014

With the All-Star Break in progress, it's a very light day of Brewers news today.

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Yesterday's Results

The Brewers are off as the All-Star Break is in progress. Last night, Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby, beating Todd Frazier in the finals to win the event in back-to-back years.

The Brewers remain in trade rumors for Jake Peavy.

As the trade deadline gets closer, one rumor that won't go away is the Brewers interest in Jake Peavy. Yesterday, Derek found another report that the Brewers are one of three teams still in on Peavy. He used this opportunity to discuss how realistic it would be for the Brewers to trade for Peavy, as well as if he would be an upgrade in the rotation. The conclusion Derek came to is that the upgrade wouldn't be worth it and the cost, regardless of how minor it would be, would still be too high. Sticking with what the Brewers have for now is probably the best option. They have seven good rotation candidates right now: the five currently in the rotation, plus Marco Estrada in the bullpen and Mike Fiers in Nashville. Peavy just wouldn't provide enough to be worth the trade.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 51-47 All-Star Break
Huntsville Stars AA 58-37 Huntsville 7, Chattanooga 1 OFF
Brevard County Manatees A+ 49-37 Chalotte @ Brevard County (PPD) OFF
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 49-44 Wisconsin 8, Quad Cities 4 OFF
DSL Brewers R 18-20 DSL Angels 5, DSL Brewers 3 DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 11-17 Grand Junction 13, Helena 5 OFF
AZL Brewers R 11-9 OFF OFF

News & Notes

Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.

Today's Action

The All-Star Game will take place in Minneapolis tonight. Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, and Jonathan Lucroy will start for the National League, and Francisco Rodriguez may pitch in relief.