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

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Aug 3, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun (8) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Is it too late for this type of Ryan Braun trade talk? Are we rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic? Read on about how a rebuilding team should have just have ONE PIECE of stability and keep Braun for life.

Trading Braun now means that you as a team gave up on a long term contract even though you agreed to it with Braun in the beginning. Braun even made some comments in a recent postgame interview that when a player signs a long-term contract, he has to realistically expect that the team will not be in first place all of the time.

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While the Brewers are working on rebuilding, does it make sense to pay a team like the Dodgers a portion of Braun’s contract just to get something back that you KNOW will not stack up?

Again I have to say it… WHO STEPS UP AND PLAYS for the Brewers if Braun gets traded? Do you expect Lewis Brinson or Domingo Santana to hit 30 home runs and bat .300 every season? They could get there with some seasoning, but certainly not right away and certainly not on a consistent basis.

We all know Hernan Perez and Martin Maldonado won’t be the guys to do it. Villar is probably the only Brewer currently on the roster who has a shot at eventually making 30 and .300.

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I do not think the Brewers realize that trading Braun could result in a hole in the offense BIG ENOUGH to result in the team taking a significant hit in the win and loss column. I never thought I would say it, but yes, keep Braun a Brewer for life.