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What We Learned: Wild start to September

The Brewers are starting September with a bang, taking a series over the Nationals and a come from behind win over the Cubs. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Friday: Brewers 4, Nationals 1
Saturday: Nationals 5, Brewers 4
Sunday: Brewers 9, Nationals 4
Monday: Cubs 4, Brewers 3

Upcoming Games

Tuesday: Brewers vs. Cubs | 7:10 pm
Wednesday: Brewers vs. Cubs | 7:10 pm

Waiver Trade Deadline

What We Learned: Waiver Trade Deadline Edition

Poll: What do you think of the Waiver Trade Deadline moves for the Brewers?

Trade Analysis: Milwaukee Brewers pony up for the best additions left on waiver market
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

What to expect from Xavier Cedeno
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

What to expect from Curtis Granderson
Ben Reagan, BCB

No start scheduled, but Gio available out of ‘pen
Adam McCalvy,

Contending Brewers Trade for Often Good Pitcher
Meg Rowley, FanGraphs

Quick thoughts on the Nationals haul for Gio Gonzalez
Wayne Cavadi, Minor League Ball

September Call Ups

Report: Milwaukee Brewers call up Jacob Nottingham and Domingo Santana
Report: Keon Broxton among Milwaukee Brewers’ September call-ups
Brad Ford, BCB

Brewers recall five players from the minors as September begins

Brewers add Corey Knebel, Zach Davies to September call-ups
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers trade Aaron Brooks to Oakland; outright Jake Thompson
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Notes: With three trade acquisitions and five September call-ups, Counsell has more weapons
Tom Haudricourt, Milwuakee Journal Sentinel

Other News and Notes

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 23 in Review
Ben Reagan, BCB

BCB Mailbag 52: To the Nines
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

Starting Wade Miley on Purpose
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Flooding the Bullpen with Extra Options
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Yelich earns NL Player of the Week honors
Deesha Thosar,

Brewers have better fans than you -- and Cole Hamels -- think
David Schoenfield, ESPN

OK, Cole Hamels, we’ll bite. Let’s talk about what constitutes a rivalry
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A look back at the best 2017-18 free agent signings
Devan Fink, Beyond the Box Score

One wish for all 30 teams entering final month
Richard Justice,

The top pending free agent for all 30 teams
Will Leitch,

Corey Knebel Named Brewers Nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Baseball needs to change how the playoffs work
Anthony Spaulding, MLB Daily Dish

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, August 31
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, September 1
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, September 2
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, September 3
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers to send eight prospects, including Keston Hiura, to Arizona Fall League
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects Updated
Marc Hulet, FanGraphs

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

Wild Card Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Brewers 92 67 +4.0
Dodgers 88 71 -
Cardinals 87 72 1.0