David, The Chicago Cubs absolutely made a statement by dealing for Quintana. It is time for the Milwaukee Brewers to respond in some way. There has yet to be a rumor that has them going after a position player, which means pitchers are on the horizon.
With a strong farm system, they are in the market for anyone available. But what do they give away for them?
It is a thin market for pitchers so the Milwaukee Brewers will have to cough up a top prospect. As you mentioned in a previous article Corey Ray could very well be in a different uniform at the deadline.
Ray could very well answer the call enough to save a lot of the farm system. He is certainly worth looking into giving away. It is worth noting the high price tag of Quintana and how that effects the whole market.
If help is to come, it will not be cheap. Milwaukee Brewers fans may not like takes. But looking at the bigger picture of a division title is the important issue.
I am a firm believer, though, that they need to make a move to take advantage of the lackluster National League Central. They need to find a way to stay on top.