Milwaukee Brewers: Should They Trade Ryan Braun Over The Winter?

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Sep 29, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) watches the game from the dugout during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) watches the game from the dugout during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

For some years, Ryan Braun has been loved and hated by fans of the Milwaukee Brewers. For those that are kids still growing up, they can’t help but be pleased with his accomplishments, But should the team trade Braun?

Braun’s accolades include an NL MVP award, six All-Star Selections, 5 Silver Sluggers, and a Rookie of the Year Award. Additionally, for the Milwaukee Brewers, Braun also hits home runs, has a Major League career batting average over .300 and a career average with Runners in Scoring Position of .315.

For the adult Brewer fans, it is hard for them to ignore the suspension Braun had for PED use. In addition to the PED suspension, it has been well documented that Braun has had nagging injuries such as an oblique/intercostal problem, back issues, and a unique thumb injury that requires him to get a maintenance procedure done every few months.

At the time of this writing, he has missed at least an average of 30 games each year in his big league career, which is a pretty good chunk of the season. Combine the injury history Braun has had along with his past PED problems and his sizable contract, and many adult fans are not exactly thrilled that the Brewers are “stuck with him.”

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