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What We Learned: Fortifying the infield

The Brewers got a major upgrade to their infield with the addition of Mike Moustakas. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Friday: Brewers 3, Giants 1
Saturday: Brewers 7, Giants 1
Sunday: Giants 8, Brewers 5

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Monday: Brewers @ Dodgers | 9:10 pm
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Mike Moustakas Trade

Milwaukee Brewers trade for Mike Moustakas, send Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez to the Royals
Brad Ford, BCB

What to expect from Mike Moustakas
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Trade Analysis: Brewers sell out defense for biggest possible offensive upgrade in Mike Moustakas deal
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers activate Mike Moustakas and Matt Albers, option Keon Broxton and DFA Brad Miller

Moose finds familiar faces in Brewers clubhouse
Adam McCalvy,

Mike Moustakas eager to start a new chapter in his career with the Brewers
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Haudricourt: In Moustakas-Shaw move, Brewers GM David Stearns thinking far out of the box
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Infielders on the move: Eduardo Escobar, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Mike Moustakas
Daniel R. Epstein, Beyond the Box Score

Mike Moustakas, Travis Shaw, and the Brewers’ Second-Base Experiment
Rahul Setty, FanGraphs

Mike Moustakas Heads North to Milwaukee
Mike Podhorzer, FanGraphs

Brewers add Mike Moustakas from Royals for prospects Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez
Matt Jordon, Minor League Ball

Joakim Soria Trade

Brewers option Jacob Barnes to make room for Joakim Soria
Jaymes L, BCB

Trade Analysis: Brewers pay reasonable price for Joakim Soria
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Of being traded to a contender, Joakim Soria says, ‘it feels good that you’re wanted’
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

What Will the Newest Brewers Bring to the Team?
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Other Brewers News and Notes

Report: Brewers in ‘serious’ trade talks with Orioles
Jaymes L, BCB

Playoff Payoff
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Chasing 1988
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Yelich shares anti-PED ideal through foundation
Adam McCalvy,

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, July 27
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, July 28
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, July 29
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 16
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Frosty Microbrew: Two 2018 Draftees Bolster Timber Rattlers Bullpen
Kyle Lobner,

Ray first in Minors to 20-20, Stokes Jr. closing in
Mike Rosenbaum,

Prospect Gatewood out for year with ACL tear
Adam McCalvy,

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