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What We Learned: Brewers win big as they buy

The Brewers established themselves as a buyer while winning big against the Nationals. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 8, Nationals 0

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers “in talks” with White Sox for RHP Anthony Swarzak

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Anthony Swarzak from White Sox for Ryan Cordell
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers may be “fading” in Sonny Gray sweepstakes, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers renew interest in reliever Joe Smith, per report
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers remain engaged with Detroit on possible Kinsler/Wilson deal
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Washington Nationals
Jaymes L, BCB

The Milwaukee Brewers should consider using Hernan Perez less often
TimMuma, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers reinstate Brandon Woodruff from DL, option him to AAA
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers to promote top prospect Lewis Brinson
Brad Ford, BCB

Links from Other Sites

Davies on Brewers: 'We're here to stay'
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers as Buyers: Milwaukee Reportedly Acquires Swarzak from White Sox
Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs

What should Brewers do at trade deadline?
Ben Hertel, Dairyland Express

What is Hernan’s Value?
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Swarzak Trade
JD, View from Bernie’s Chalet

Brewers pitcher Zach Davies is dealing
Dave Heller, Fox Sports Wisconsin

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 61-39

  • Tuesday: Tacoma 4, Colorado Springs 13
  • Wednesday: Tacoma @ Colorado Springs | 1:30 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 49-51

  • Tuesday: Biloxi 5, Pensacola 4
  • Wednesday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 50-50

  • Tuesday: Carolina 4, Myrtle Beach 1
  • Wednesday: Carolina @ Myrtle Beach | 6:05 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 39-60

  • Tuesday: Off Day
  • Wednesday: Wisconsin @ Burlington | 6:30 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 19-24

  • Tuesday: DSL Brewers 2, DSL Mets2 3
  • Wednesday: DSL Brewers @ DSL D-backs2 | 9:30 am

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 16-26

  • Tuesday: DSL Astros Orange 5, DSL Indians/Brewers 0
  • Wednesday: DSL Dodgers2 @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 15-20

  • Tuesday: Ogden 9, Helena 3
  • Wednesday: Ogden @ Helena | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 17-7

  • Tuesday: AZL Brewers 3, AZL Dodgers 8
  • Wednesday: AZL Giants @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

Check out our prospect reports for more information on minor league performances.

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, July 25

Minor League News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers have 5 prospects ranked in new MLB Pipeline top-100; top-30 list updated
Brad Ford, BCB

A totally subjective report on one visit to a Timber Rattlers game
eddiemathews, BCB

Former Shucker Brett Phillips shows power potential with Brewers
Patrick Magee, Sun Herald

Here’s why former MLB outfielder Michael Choice is headed to Korea
Patrick Ochs, Sun Herald

NL Central Update

Tuesday’s Games

  • White Sox 2, Cubs 7
  • Reds 2, Yankees 4
  • Rockies 2, Cardinals 3
  • Pirates 3, Giants 11

Wednesday’s Games

  • Reds (Homer Bailey) @ Yankees (Luis Severino) | 12:05 pm
  • Pirates (Trevor Williams) @ Giants (Jeff Samardzija) | 2:45 pm
  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ White Sox (James Shields) | 7:10 pm
  • Rockies (Jeff Hoffman) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) | 7:15 pm

Today’s Game

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) | 6:05 pm