Originally posted on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 7/24/12

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Robin Yount (C) speaks as Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin (L) and Chairman and Principal owner Mark Attanasaio look on at a press conference announcing his return to the Milwaukee Brewers as a bench coach November 4, 2005 at Miller Park in Miwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
Now that the Milwaukee Brewers have failed in their self-stated nine-game comeback quest, all eyes are on what Doug Melvin and the front office will do before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.  To put insult with injury, after a somewhat-promising couple of series at home against the Pirates and Cardinals, the Brewers were outclassed and swept in Cincinnati.  Then they witnessed an epic meltdown from K-Rod on Monday night in Philadelphia after putting Roy Halladay on the ropes.  Many Brewers fans no doubt want to see some action from the front office.  There comes a time when hopes dim for the season and some corrective measures would be welcome.  As optimistic or glassy-eyed as the Brewers’ front office and fans alike might aspire to be when it comes to the team’s chances, it seems pretty clear that the Brewers should dump players not in the future plans, and soon.  Every time the team excites some chance they’ll get in the pennant race, they end up getting buried further be...
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