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What We Learned: Trade talks have begun

The first serious rumors of a potential trade came out yesterday, and while they didn't amount to much, it signaled the start of the trade rumor season. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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The first rumors of a potential trade by the Brewers came out yesterday. We knew that the Brewers would eventually start entertaining trade offers at some point, and we finally saw confirmation of this as reports came out that the Brewers were in discussions with the Mets about a trade. The talks haven't really gone anywhere yet, but the fact that rumors are starting to come out suggests that the Brewers have begun more serious discussions on trades.

The initial report from yesterday seemed to focus on third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Third base is a position of need for the Mets right now with David Wright out indefinitely with a back injury. However, it appears as though the Mets don't want to give up much, which makes sense considering Ramirez's numbers so far this season. Some focus may have also been around Jean Segura in this rumor.

With over a month and a half to go until the trade deadline, there's no rush to get any deals done yet. Teams may be willing to pay more as they get more desperate. However, the first serious rumor does signal that the trade talk is going to pick up, and it may not be long now before we see the first big trade.

Yesterday's Results

Pirates 2, Brewers 0

Kyle Lohse fell behind early, allowing an RBI single to Starling Marte and a leadoff home run to Pedro Alvarez, but kept the damage limited to those two runs yesterday. Unfortunately, it would be all the Pirates needed, as Charlie Morton held the Brewers to three singles in 7 1/3 innings as the Brewers were shut out by the Pirates.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 24-33 OFF Colorado Springs @ Iowa
Biloxi Shuckers AA 36-23 Mobile 4, Biloxi 3 Biloxi @ Mississippi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 26-31 Brevard County @ Palm Beach (PPD) Brevard County @ Palm Beach (DH)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 18-41 Dayton 4, WIsconsin 3 Wisconsin @ Dayton
DSL Brewers R 3-7 DSL Brewers 10, DSL Marlins 5 DSL Brewers @ DSL Cubs

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 39 21
Cubs 31 26
Pirates 32 27
Reds 27 31
Brewers 22 38
  • Cardinals 4, Rockies 2
  • Cubs 12, Tigers 3
  • Reds 5, Phillies 2

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Michael Lorenzen) @ Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada) - 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals and Pirates have the day off.
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Today's Action

The Brewers begin a four-game series against the Nationals tonight to start a six-game homestand at Miller Park. In the first game of the series, Tanner Roark of the Nationals faces Matt Garza from the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.