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What We Learned: Last weekend before the break

The Brewers are in Pittsburgh to finish up the first half of the season. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games
Tuesday: Brewers 8, Marlins 4
Wednesday: Marlins 5, Brewers 4
Thursday: Pirates 6, Brewers 3

Upcoming Games
Friday: Brewers @ Pirates | 6:05 pm
Saturday: Brewers @ Pirates (DH) | 11:35 am, Game 2 right after
Sunday: Brewers @ Pirates | 12:35 pm

Trade Rumors

Poll: What do you think about the Manny Machado rumors?

Report: Orioles want Corbin Burnes from Brewers for Manny Machado
Jaymes L, BCB

Jon Morosi: Brewers engaging in trade talks with Twins
Brad Ford, BCB

Report: David Stearns is a candidate for the Mets GM Opening
Brad Ford, BCB

Haudricourt: Machado a perfect fit for Brewers
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

All-Star Game

We did it! Jesus Aguilar is an All-Star
Brad Ford, BCB

Report: Jesús Aguilar to participate in the Home Run Derby
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress is headed to the All-Star Game
Brad Ford, BCB

Jesús Aguilar is more than an All-Star, he is an MVP candidate
Brad Ford, BCB

Other News and Notes

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers activate Wade Miley amid handful of roster moves
Ben Reagan, BCB

Thames is Still Good
Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

Corbin Burnes makes his major-league debut one to remember
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

The Manager’s Perspective: Craig Counsell on Probabilities and the Big Picture
David Laurila, FanGraphs

There’s No Ignoring Jesus Aguilar Anymore
Jeff Sullivan, FanGraphs

BCB FanPosts

This is the worst first place team in history.....
daedbird, BCB FanPost

Trade thoughts...
pbtank67, BCB FanPost

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, July 10
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, July 11
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, July 12
Brad Ford, BCB

Keston Hiura is among the Top 5 prospects in baseball, per Baseball Prospectus
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects
Brad Ford, BCB

A Biloxi Shuckers player flooded their batting cage with just one swing
Brad Ford, BCB

Of Actions and Tools
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Brewers Announced 13 International Signings
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

NL Central Standings

Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Cardinals 90 69 - 9/26: No Game 9/27-9/29: vs. Cubs
Brewers 89 70 1.0 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Rockies
Cubs 82 77 7.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: @ Cardinals
Reds 73 86 16.5 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Pirates
Pirates 68 91 23.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: vs. Reds