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What We Learned: Trade season officially starts

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The trade season kicked off yesterday with the Brewers first big trade, sending Aaron Hill to the Red Sox for two prospects. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday’s Results

Nationals 7, Brewers 4

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Zach Davies optioned to Triple-A, Andy Wilkins recalled | -JP-, BCB

On Wednesday, the Brewers made a roster move, choosing to option Zach Davies to the minors and recall infielder Andy Wilkins.

Brewers trade Aaron Hill to Red Sox for pair of prospects | Derek Harvey, BCB

The trade season officially started yesterday, as Aaron Hill was sent to Boston for prospects Aaron Wilkerson and Wendell Rijo.

Three Brewers Land in Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Top 50 Prospect List | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Orlando Arcia, Josh Hader, and Brett Phillips were all in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 50 Prospects midseason update.

Don’t drink the water | Hank’s intentional walkies, BCB FanPost

Though the results this year have been better than expected, it doesn’t mean that the playoffs are a possibility.

Links from Other Sites

Scott Boras: Brewers should not have demoted Zach Davies | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

Zach Davies’ agent, Scott Boras, was very vocal about Davies’ option on Thursday, saying that it was a sign of disrespect that Davies was removed from the roster, even temporarily.

Scooting home: Gennett steals in clutch | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

In Wednesday’s loss to the Nationals, Scooter Gennett stole home plate. It’s a feat that hadn’t been accomplished by the Brewers in three years.

Reliever Will Smith on top of game since return from knee injury | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

Since returning from a knee injury, reliever Will Smith has been as good as before.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 42-42

  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs 2, Oklahoma City 3
  • Thursday: Iowa 7, Colorado Springs 11
  • Friday: Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 7:05 pm
  • Sunday:Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 2:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 44-39

  • Wednesday: Jacksonville 3, Biloxi 1
  • Thursday: Jacksonville 9, Biloxi 1
  • Friday: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 4:00 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 26-56

  • Wednesday: Dunedin 6, Brevard County 4
  • Thursday: Daytona 12, Brevard County 3
  • Friday: Brevard County @ Bradenton | 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: Brevard County @ Bradenton | 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: Brevard County @ Bradenton | 12:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 41-44

  • Wednesday: Wisconsin 8, Cedar Rapids 9
  • Thursday: Wisconsin 0, Cedar Rapids 1
  • Friday: Peoria @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: Peoria @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: Peoria @ Wisconsin | 1:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 10-18

  • Wednesday: DSL Tigers 12, DSL Brewers 7
  • Thursday: DSL Angels 2, DSL Brewers 0
  • Thursday: DSL Angels 2, DSL Brewers 4
  • Friday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Angels | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Nationals @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: No Game

Helena Brewers (R) | 9-11

  • Wednesday: Helena 2, Billings 4
  • Thursday: Missoula 2, Helena 5
  • Friday: Missoula @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Billings @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Sunday: Billings @ Helena | 2:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 6-9

  • Wednesday: AZL Brewers 1, AZL White Sox 4
  • Thursday: AZL White Sox 3, AZL Brewers 7
  • Friday: No Game
  • Saturday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Indians | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: AZL Indians @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

MLB Rookie Report: Andy Wilkins, 1B, Milwaukee Brewers | John Sickels, Minor League Ball

A scouting report on infielder Andy Wilkins.

Going to the Show: Andy Wilkins | Brad Krause, Miller Park Prospects

Another scouting report on Andy Wilkins.

Cooper, Houser named Players of the Month | BiloxiShuckers.com

Biloxi named infielder Garrett Cooper and RHP Adrian Houser as their players of the month for the month of June.

Isan Diaz is on a roll... | Lane Grindle, Minor Details

Isan Diaz has been playing very well lately, leading to him earning the Minor League Player of the Month award for the Brewers in June.

Who are the Brewers getting in Aaron Wilkerson and Wendell Rijo? | Justin Schultz, The First Out at Third

A more detailed look at what the Brewers are getting with the two prospects acquired in the Aaron Hill trade.

NL Central Updates

Wednesday’s Games

  • Reds 5, Cubs 3
  • Pirates 7, Cardinals 5

Thursday’s Games

  • Pirates 1, Cardinals 5
  • Braves 4, Cubs 3

This Weekend’s Games

Cubs @ Pirates

  • Friday: Jake Arrieta vs. Francisco Liriano | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: Jon Lester vs. Chad Kuhl | 6:15 pm
  • Sunday: John Lackey vs. Jon Niese | 12:35 pm

Reds @ Marlins

  • Friday: Dan Straily vs. Jose Fernandez | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: Mike Lamb vs. Adam Conley | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: Cody Reed vs. Tom Koehler | 12:10 pm

This Weekend's Action

Cardinals @ Brewers

  • Friday: Michael Wacha vs. Jimmy Nelson | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Carlos Martinez vs. Chase Anderson | 1:10 pm
  • Sunday: Mike Leake vs. Junior Guerra | 1:10 pm