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What We Learned: The Brewers rebuild will not be like other rebuilds

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While the Brewers are beginning a rebuilding process, it won't be as extreme as other rebuilds have been. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Coming out of the trade deadline, it has been ugly on the field for the Brewers. After last night's game, they have now lost six straight. While things will get better, they probably won't get back to where they were at the start of July for the Brewers, when they were winning games and putting up some good numbers. It does look like the Brewers are beginning the rebuilding process in earnest, but it's not going to be the same rebuilding process as teams like the Cubs or Astros went through. They have their own plans for the rebuild.

Earlier this year, Derek discussed the idea of a "compete rebuild", where the Brewers begin trying to rebuild the team, while acquiring pieces that can help them in the near future. Yesterday, Derek approached the idea of that again following the trade deadline. The Brewers did trade away several good players, but they acquired some pieces that could help the team within a year or two. With payroll being slashed and young talent starting to take over the MLB team, it may not take long for the Brewers to compete again.

It's very likely that the Brewers haven't finished their work on trading away players yet. There's still the August trade deadline, where a few other players could be on the move. We also may see more young players get called up in September for some MLB experience. The rest of this year could get very ugly, but that doesn't mean that it will get as bad as other rebuilds have been.

Yesterday's Results

Padres 13, Brewers 5

Unfortunately, games like this will still come up occasionally. Wily Peralta had an off night, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched. Preston Guilmet also had a rough night, allowing six runs in an inning of work. Meanwhile, the offense was decent, with Scooter Gennett hitting a home run and three other Brewers driving in runs. It would have been enough for many other games, but just not this one.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 43-64 Iowa 12, Colorado Springs 10 Iowa @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 60-44 Mobile 4, Biloxi 3 Biloxi @ Mobile
Brevard County Manatees A+ 45-59 OFF Tampa @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 36-70 OFF Wisconsin @ Lansing
DSL Brewers R 23-32 DSL Red Sox2 5, DSL Brewers 2 DSL Red Sox2 @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 18-24 OFF OFF
AZL Brewers R 17-18 OFF AZL Reds @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 67 38
Pirates 61 43
Cubs 57 47
Reds 47 56
Brewers 44 63
  • Cubs @ Pirates (PPD)
  • Cardinals and Reds had the day off.

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Pirates (J.A. Happ) - 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (John Lackey) @ Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) - 6:10 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The losing streak has reached six games, and the Brewers will take another attempt at a win this evening. Tonight, it will be Andrew Cashner facing Jimmy Nelson in game two of the series. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.