Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. In three weeks, the American League and National League will be sending their top players to the All-Star Game, but the Milwaukee Brewers still need your help. Secondly, with the trade deadline in a month, a few names have floated around the Milwaukee clubhouse.
For the Brewers, they have four players, namely the core four, who are currently battling in the voting to be starters in this year’s All-Star Game. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is currently in fourth place behind Yadier Molina, Buster Posey and John Buck while shortstop Jean Segura sits behind Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Crawford.
In the outfield, left fielder Ryan Braun sits in fifth, but is only 50,000 votes behind Carlos Gonzalez. It’s unknown if Braun would even be able to play if he was selected due to him being on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb injury. Last but not least, Brewers’ center fielder Carlos Gomez is 11th in the voting. You can vote here for the Brewers and up to 25 times. Voting ends on July 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET, so be sure to vote for the Brew Crew by then.
With July nearly here, the buzz of trades are filling each and every club house. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, they find themselves where they were last year as sellers. This season, Aramis Ramirez‘s name has floated about and it seems more likely that the team will trade him if there’s a decent enough offer.
Recently, Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin spoke about how he might listen on offers for Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse. The Baltimore Orioles have been a team desperate for some pitching, so if the Brewers trade either pitcher, expect the O’s to be on the receiving end.
Tonight the Brewers start a three-game home series with the Chicago Cubs with tonight’s game beginning at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (2-6, 3.68 ERA) for Milwaukee and Edwin Jackson (3-9, 5.49 ERA) for Chicago.