Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Photo: Jim Prisching/AP With no actual baseball to write about, a lot of digital ink has been spilled on the long-term future of the Milwaukee Brewers, especially whether they will use the upcoming trading deadline as an opportunity to buy, sell, or do some of both. Nick Michalski, Vince from Miller Park Drunk, and the folks at Brew Crew Ball have already wrote excellent articles on the topic, so I won’t rehash their points in this space, except for one: There’s really no way to overstate how much that critical decision depends on what happens in the next nine games. The Brewers kick off their post-break season with three-game series’ against the Pirates (home), Cardinals (home), and Reds (away), the three teams who are ahead of them in the NL Central – by eight, five-and-a-half, and seven games, respectively. If the Brewers are able to put together a trio of series wins over that time, the Brewers are right back in the thick of the playoff hunt. If not, both the division and the s...
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