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What We Learned: Stopping the party

The Brewers were the party killers yesterday as their win prevented Cubs fans from celebrating yesterday (at least for a little while). We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 5, Cubs 4

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Matt Garza is Becoming Tradeable | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

It’s happened quietly, but Matt Garza’s recent performance has made him a tradeable asset this offseason.

Financing suspended for a Triple-A stadium in San Antonio; moving plan for Colorado Springs in doubt | -JP-, BCB

After the city of San Antonio decided not to include financing for a stadium in their budget plan, the chances of a move for the Colorado Springs franchise took a huge hit. This hit could also end up closing any potential paths out of Colorado Springs in two years or later.

Links from Other Sites

Counsell: Goal is to get Blazek feeling healthy | Brian Hedger, MLB.com

Michael Blazek is continuing his rehab and threw another simulated game on Thursday, but will need at least one more simulated game before being considered for actual game action.

Three Needs: Milwaukee Brewers | Jeff Todd, MLB Trade Rumors

As the Brewers continue their rebuilding plan, there are a few things that need to be planned out this offseason to continue the growth.

Heyman’s Latest: Dodgers, Puig-Braun, CarGo, Cespedes, EE, Santana, Red Sox, Mariners | Jeff Todd, MLB Trade Rumors

While one report says that a Ryan Braun/Yasiel Puig trade almost happened, Jon Heyman refutes that, saying the trade was not close but might be revisited.

Latest in Sky Sox affiliation saga | San Antonio plan shelved | Jim Goulart, BrewerFan.net

Is there a glimmer of hope to get to Toledo? While the chances are still slim at best, Jim lays out a case for Toledo leaving the Tigers and coming to the Brewers.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Pirates 15, Phillies 2
  • Cardinals 2, Giants 6

This Weekend’s Games

Pirates @ Reds

  • Friday: Ryan Vogelsong vs. Robert Stephenson | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: Jameson Taillon vs. Anthony DeSclafani | 11:10 am
  • Saturday: Trevor Williams vs. Brandon Finnegan | 5:10 pm
  • Sunday: Ivan Nova vs. TBD | 12:10 pm

Cardinals @ Giants

  • Friday: Luke Weaver vs. Matt Moore | 9:15 pm
  • Saturday: Mike Leake vs. Jeff Samardzija | 8:05 pm
  • Sunday: Alex Reyes vs. Albert Suarez | 3:05 pm

Around Baseball

Padres' A.J. Preller suspended 30 days after investigation of Drew Pomeranz trade | Buster Olney, ESPN.com

Padres GM A.J. Preller was suspended for 30 days after an MLB investigation determined that he had withheld medical information from other teams, specifically in the trade of Drew Pomeranz.

Cubs clinch NL Central title in near-record time | Big League Stew

Despite their loss yesterday, the Cubs clinched the NL Central following the Cardinals loss to the Giants. It was the fourth fastest in MLB history for a team to clinch its division.

This Weekend's Action

Brewers @ Cubs

  • Friday: Chase Anderson vs. John Lackey | 1:20 pm
  • Saturday: Zach Davies vs. Jake Arrieta | 3:05 pm
  • Sunday: Wily Peralta vs. Kyle Hendricks | 1:20 pm