In terms of the Brewers' future, wins and losses don't matter right now. The Brewers are currently on a five-game losing streak after getting swept at Miller Park in a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee has a 2-10 record since July 22, and more than half of those losses came while still employing Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra. Don't expect it to get any better either.
When the week began, the Milwaukee Brewers had a losing team and a below-average farm system. As the trade deadline expired Friday afternoon, the Brewers succeeded in improving the future of the franchise at the expense of even more losses this season. But that was exactly what needed to happen.
Aramis Ramirez is now an ex-Brewer, traded to his first team - the Pittsburgh Pirates - Thursday. By next week's trade deadline, several more current Brewers should find themselves playing elsewhere as well. Here's a look at four Brewers who should be traded, and four Brewers who should be kept.
Through 15 games, the Brewers are at record lows. A sad September has been followed by an awful April. If things don't change quickly, a repeat of the really ugly 1984 season could make for a long summer at Miller Park.
In the end it all felt so familiar for the Milwaukee Brewers. Squaring off against an overmatched San Diego Padres team in the final game of the 2012 season, the Crew powered their way to an early lead only to watch it all slip away due to an underperforming bullpen. Ultimately, game number 162 w...