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What We Learned: Rumors dominate the All-Star Break

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As the All-Star Break continues, rumors dominate the talk around the Brewers right now. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers Trade Rumors: Something brewing with the Rangers? | Derek Harvey, BCB

With scouts recently checking out the Brewers minor leagues, speculation has started again on the possibility of a trade between the two teams.

Jonathan Lucroy says no ongoing talks on extension with Brewers | eddiematthews, BCB

Another recent report say that the Brewers aren’t working on an extension with Lucroy, but that doesn’t mean something won’t happen.

Brewers Trade Rumors: Jeremy Jeffress “Very Much Available;” Nearly Dealt to Marlins | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Jeremy Jeffress has also been at the center of some rumors, and a recent one suggests that he was almost traded earlier this month.

Milwaukee Brewers Midseason Grades - Position Players | eddiematthews, BCB
Milwaukee Brewers Midseason Grades - Pitchers | eddiematthews, BCB

With the season over half done, it’s time to grade how some of the players have been doing.

Links from Other Sites

Get to Know: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

Before Lucroy left for the All-Star Game on Sunday, he talked about his second All-Star Gam, changes to his equipment this season, and more.

Lucroy being All-Star player, teammate for Crew | Mike Bauman, MLB.com

Though it’s been a rough season for the Brewers, Lucroy is still doing what he can to make the team better.

Lucroy stays perfect with another All-Star hit | Mike Bauman, MLB.com

Lucroy entered last night’s All Star game in the seventh inning and caught the last three innings. He also collected a single in his one at-bat.

Trade Suitors for Lucroy | Nathan Petrashek, Cream City Cables

Three teams seem to have the right situation that could line up for the Brewers.

Three Stats to Follow: Deadline Relief | Andrew Salzman, BP Milwaukee

A few relievers could be moving this month, and each of the top candidates has a stat to watch.

Scooter Gennett is the Absolute Worst | Z.T. Krogman, Medium.com

Many fans don’t like Scooter Gennett, and one fan found his stadium experience affected due to his focus on Gennett’s mistakes.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 44-43

  • Monday: No Game
  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: No Game
  • Thursday: Colorado Springs @ Tacoma | 9:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 45-43

  • Monday: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 1
  • Tuesday: Biloxi 0, Pensacola 9
  • Wednesday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 6:30 pm
  • Thursday: Birmingham @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 27-59

  • Monday: Brevard County 6, Bradenton 4
  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: Jupiter @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm
  • Thursday: Jupiter @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 44-45

  • Monday: Peoria 3, Wisconsin 5
  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: Wisconsin @ Bowling Green | 6:35 pm
  • Thursday: Wisconsin @ Bowling Green | 6:35 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 14-15

  • Monday: DSL Brewers 10, DSL Nationals 1
  • Tuesday: DSL Yankees2 4, DSL Brewers 14
  • Wednesday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Yankees2 | 9:30 am
  • Thursday: DSL Cardinals @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 10-14

  • Monday: Billings 8, Helena 2
  • Monday: Billings 10, Helena 0
  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: Helena @ Idaho Falls | 8:15 pm
  • Thursday: Helena @ Idaho Falls | 8:15 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 7-11

  • Monday: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Royals 5
  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: AZL Mariners @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: No Game

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 14 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Looking back at week 14 of the minor-league season.

Rockies' Dahl, Royals' Dozier lead Prospect Team of the Week | Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com
Ponce Wins FSL Award | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

Cody Ponce took home a few awards last week with an excellent week for Brevard County.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report: Week 14 | Thaddeus Krzus, The Shuck Dynasty

Weekly podcast on the Brewers minor league system.

Brewers make official three more draft signings | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

The Brewers officially signed three more of their draft picks on Monday. They have until Friday to sign any remaining unsigned players.

Midseason Prospects; 3 Up 3 Down | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Looking at a few of the prospects that have helped and hurt their value so far this season in the minors.