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What We Learned: Dealings with the Dodgers not done

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Could a trade with the Dodgers happen this offseason? We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Reds 6, Brewers 4

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Poll: Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In a vote for the top minor league position player of the year, Isan Diaz came out on top by a wide margin, with 70% of the vote. Lucas Erceg was a distant second at 16%.

Poll: Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

It was a closer vote in the pitcher vote, as Brandon Woodruff took the top spot with 56% of the vote, and Josh Hader coming in at 34%.

Report: Ryan Braun “likely” will be traded to Dodgers this offseason | -JP-, BCB

A deal with the Dodgers was closer than we thought at the deadline. A Ryan Braun & Yasiel Puig trade was minutes away from happening, and talks could pick back up in the offseason.

Links from Other Sites

Revisiting Replacement Theory | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

In a long, detailed piece about replacement theory, Nicolas Zettel touches on many of the complexities that come with building a team.

Brewers' base-stealing bargains could inspire next roster-building trend in MLB | Jonah Keri, CBS Sports

The Brewers bargain base-stealers have been noticed around the league, as the Brewers could end the season with the top base-stealer in the league and have done it through bargain finds.

StaTuesday: Brewers' Thornburg having one of best seasons ever for reliever | Dave Heller, FOX Sports

It’s been a historical season for Tyler Thornburg, as he continues to put up some big numbers over the last weeks of the season.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Pirates 5, Phillies 3
  • Cubs 2, Cardinals 4

Today's Games

  • Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) | 1:15 pm
  • Pirates (Steven Brault) @ Phillies (Jake Thompson) | 6:05 pm

Around Baseball

Scully says he won't call Dodgers playoff games | Matt Kelly, MLB.com

Vin Scully’s announcing career will come to an end on Sunday, October 2, when he calls his final game for the Dodgers.

Today's Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) @ Reds (Tim Adleman) | 6:10 pm