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Milwaukee Brewers Untapped: Post Trade Deadline Reaction

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Jul 6, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) walks off the field after striking out during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated Milwaukee Brewers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 6, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) walks off the field after striking out during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated Milwaukee Brewers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Trade deadline is done, and now we’re playing the waiting game, a full rundown of all the transactions from the Milwaukee Brewers can be read here.

The trade deadline started off with it looking like Jonathan Lucroy was heading to the Tribe for plenty of prospects. Lucroy just needed to waive his no-trade clause, and he would be packing his bags.

By the next morning, however, he had vetoed the trade and was staying with the Milwaukee Brewers for the time being.

Slingin’ Stearns wasn’t going to let that deter him in the final hours of the deadline, though. First, he sent Will Smith to the San Fransisco Giants  In return he received two of their top prospects bolstering the Milwaukee Brewers farm system.

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Then he sent Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremey Jeffress to the Rangers for two top prospects and a PTBNL, further solidifying the argument that the Milwaukee Brewers have the top farm system in all of Major League Baseball.

Lucroy was unable to veto the trade this time around, so he despite his wishes to not be a rental catcher, he was without a choice this time around.

The Milwaukee Brewers went from having one of the worst farm systems just two years ago, to having one of the best around and BP Milwaukee took the time to grade just how good the farm system actually is.

Miller Park Prospects had a field day with all the gaining of prospects to the farm system, you can read their analysis here.

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