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What We Learned: Trade value in the waiver trade period

The Brewers lost their weekend series to the Diamondbacks as discussion began about the waiver trade period as well as more value in the Rangers trade. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 2

Brewers 15, Diamondbacks 6

Diamondbacks 9, Brewers 3

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

A Farewell to Jonathan Lucroy | -JP-, BCB

With the departure of Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers said goodbye to the best catcher the franchise has had in the last few decades.

Ryan Braun’s Trade Value and the Waiver Trading Period | -JP-, BCB

The waiver trade period is here, and Ryan Braun is one player that could have the chance to be traded during it.

The Waiver Trade Deadline and Brewers Trade Candidates | -JP-, BCB

Ryan Braun isn’t the only candidate that could be traded during the waiver trade period, as others could also go if the right deal comes along.

Brewers Trade Rumors: Player to be Named from Texas will be “Significant Piece” | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

While it will be at least a month until the trade with the Rangers is complete, reports are that the player coming back will be a “significant piece”.

Brewers release Ariel Pena | eddiemathews, BCB

The first generation of the Zack Greinke trade ended on Saturday as Ariel Pena was released.

Junior Guerra Scratched From Tuesday Start with Elbow Soreness; Wily Peralta Gets Spot Start for Brewers | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

After yesterday’s game, the Brewers scratched Guerra from his start on Tuesday and planned to bring up Wily Peralta to start for the Brewers for now.

Sunday Sundries: Week 18 | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at week 18 of the regular season.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 55-57

  • Friday: Nashville 12, Colorado Springs 7
  • Saturday: Nashville 5, Colorado Springs 2
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs 3, Omaha 0
  • Monday: Colorado Springs @ Omaha | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 56-56

  • Friday: Pensacola 4, Biloxi 5
  • Saturday: Pensacola 2, Biloxi 7
  • Sunday: Pensacola 4, Biloxi 1
  • Monday: Pensacola @ Biloxi | 6:40 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 36-75

  • Friday: Dunedin @ Brevard County (PPD Rain)
  • Saturday: Dunedin 1, Brevard County 0
  • Saturday: Dunedin 4, Brevard County 3
  • Sunday: Dunedin 2, Brevard County 1
  • Monday: Brevard County @ Lakeland | 3:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 55-58

  • Friday: Burlington 4, Wisconsin 1
  • Saturday: Kane County 9, Wisconsin 6
  • Sunday: Kane County 6, Wisconsin 4
  • Monday: Kane County @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 18-36

  • Friday: DSL Rockies 4, DSL Brewers 1
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers 0, DSL Rockies 4
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Tigers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 18-27

  • Friday: Helena 12, Orem 3
  • Saturday: Helena 7, Orem 4
  • Sunday: Helena 4, Orem 9
  • Monday: Helena @ Grand Junction | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 16-22

  • Friday: AZL Brewers 1, AZL Reds 2
  • Saturday: AZL Dodgers 0, AZL Brewers 7
  • Sunday: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Dodgers 1
  • Monday: No Game

News and Notes

Shuckers make six roster moves on Friday |

The Shuckers had six roster moves occur on Friday, including the addition of Luis Ortiz, Clint Coulter, and Rene Garcia.

Frosty Microbrews: Striking Out Cancer | Kyle Lobner,

Hitting coach Al LeBoeuf has experience with fighting cancer.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Reds @ Pirates

  • Friday: Reds 2, Pirates 3
  • Saturday: Reds 3, Pirates 5
  • Sunday: Reds 7, Pirates 3

Braves @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Braves 0, Cardinals 1
  • Saturday: Braves 13, Cardinals 5
  • Sunday: Braves 6, Cardinals 3

Cubs @ Athletics

  • Friday: Cubs 7, Athletics 2
  • Saturday: Cubs 4, Athletics 0
  • Sunday: Cubs 3, Athletics 1

Today's Games

  • Reds (Cody Reed) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) | 7:15 pm

Around Baseball

Ichiro Suzuki triples to join MLB's 3,000-hit club |

Ichiro Suzuki joined the 3000 hit club over the weekend with a triple to record the 3000th hit.

A-Rod to play final game Friday, become Yanks advisor | Bryan Hoch,

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees will play his final game as a Yankee on Friday, then retire and join the front office in an advisory role.

Teixeira calling it a career after '16 season | Bryan Hoch,

Another Yankee, Mark Teixeira, will also retire, though he will wait until after the season to retire.

'Unbelievable ride': Seattle retires Griffey's 24 | Greg Johns,

In a different type of retirement, the Mariners have retired Ken Griffey Jr.’s #24 in a ceremony over the weekend.

A's suspend coach Mike Henriques after hidden camera found | AP

Strength and conditioning coach Mike Henriques was suspeneded by the Athletics after a camera was discovered in the weight room at Coliseum.

Today's Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) vs. Braves (Rob Davies) | 6:20 pm