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What We Learned: Plenty of rumors, but only one trade (so far)

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The rumors are still flying around the Brewers, but so far only one trade that has been made. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Seventy-five and a half hours. That's how long is left until the trade deadline (Friday at 3 pm CDT). Action leading up to the trade deadline is starting to heat up. The trade of Scott Kazmir last week really kicked things off, and since then, Conor Gillespie, Steve Cishek, Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson, and Johnny Cueto have all been traded. Yesterday, three more trades were added to the list as Tyler Clippard was traded to the MetsShane Victorino was traded to the Angels, and then, in the blockbuster move of the day, Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Blue Jays. All of that happened, and there's still seventy-five and a half hours to go.

Meanwhile, on the Brewers side, there's been a lot of talk, but little action so far. The only trade they have made to this point is the trade of Aramis Ramirez. There definitely hasn't been a lack of rumors, though. Gerardo Parra looks like the most obvious trade candidate, with the Mets, Angels, Orioles, and the dreaded "mystery team" all interested in acquiring him. Meanwhile, Carlos Gomez continues to draw interest from teams, both on the contending and non-contending sides. Adam Lind had been drawing interest, though a recent flare-up of his back may make teams a little more cautious. The Blue Jays are still talking about Mike Fiers. The opportunities for the Brewers to make a trade are out there. It's just a matter of finding the deals that make the most sense for the team.

Yesterday's Results

Giants 4, Brewers 2

While the Brewers finally scored for the first time in three games, it wasn't enough to overcome another rough start from Kyle Lohse. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs; it wasn't a terrible start, but it definitely wasn't good, either. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis each had run-scoring hits in the game.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 41-59 Colorado Springs 2, Omaha 1 Colorado Springs @ New Orleans
Biloxi Shuckers AA 57-40 OFF Jackson @ BIloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 43-55 Brevard County 4, Palm Beach 2
Palm Beach 2, Brevard County 1
Palm Beach @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 34-66 OFF Peoria @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 21-28 DSL Brewers 7, DSL Pirates 6 DSL Brewers @ DSL Pirates
Helena Brewers R 16-20 Missoula @ Helena (Canceled) Helena @ Missoula
AZL Brewers R 14-16 AZL Brewers 6, AZL Angels 3 AZL Padres @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 64 35
Pirates 57 41
Cubs 52 46
Reds 43 54
Brewers 43 57

Today's Division Games

  • Rockies (Yohan Flander) @ Cubs (Dallas Beeler) - 7:05 pm
  • Pirates (Charlie Morton) @ Twins (Mike Pelfrey) - 7:10 pm
  • Reds (Mike Leake) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 7:15 pm
Today's Action

The Brewers continue their three-game series against the Giants this evening. Wily Peralta will make his return from the DL today, and he will face Giants starter Matt Cain. First pitch is at 9:15 pm.