Courtesy of USA Today

Ryan Braun Traded To Cardinals

Milwaukee Brewers’ right fielder Ryan Braun has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, the team announced Tuesday.

Full details of the trade have yet to be disclosed, but there is speculation that Allen Craig will be coming to Milwaukee. If this is true, Craig would immediately take over first base duties for the Crew.

The Brewers have been secretly trying to move Braun ever since Major League Baseball suspended him for 65-games last summer. Owner Mark Attanasio wanted to get Braun’s money off the books and start moving forward.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, have no problem with players who use performance-enhancing drugs. General manager John Mozeliak said Braun makes the team considerably better. He also felt that Jhonny Peralta, who was also suspended last summer, needed a PED friend in the club house.

“We felt Jhonny was becoming the black sheep of the clubhouse,” Mozeliak said. “Adding Ryan gives Jhonny a friend to talk to and someone who has gone through what he has. I’m very excited we could get this deal done.”

However, Brewers’ fans will not take this news too kindly. Braun was given a standing ovation at Miller Park yesterday on Opening Day, and it seemed like the fans had forgiven him. Now, they have another reason to hate the former MVP; he’s a Cardinal.

“I can’t wait to get to work,” Braun said. “The Cardinals have always  been my favorite team, but since I was a member of the Brewers, I couldn’t admit it.”

Happy April Fools, everyone. You didn’t really believe Braun was traded to the enemy, did you?

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  • Benjamin Orr

    Only Allen Craig? Man, I would think they would at least have thrown Michael Wacha or Shelby Miller into the deal!

    • Krista Kovach

      Wacha is worth WAY more than Braun.

      • Novak


  • Babs Boudrie

    Poor Jhonny

  • Guest

    Cardinal Fan: Cardinal home office has neither confirmed nor denied this trade. They could not confirm or deny that Braun has possibly been traded to the Cardinals, but not for a player, but a Cubs cheerleader that was picked up in the offseason for the price of a can of soda. So the trade of a cheerleader for cheerleader.

    • Justin Schultz

      I’m also hearing the Brewers could receive cash for Braun. Somewhere in the ballpark of $10.

  • Krista Kovach

    Thank goodness this is fake. We in St Louis don’t want him!

    • Ross

      Any team would take Braun in a heartbeat so don’t lie!

  • Jack Forder

    April Fools day is so American…