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Milwaukee Brewers: Six reasons for positivity in the second half

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 06: Jesus Aguilar #24 and Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after Aguilar hit a home run in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park on July 6, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 06: Jesus Aguilar #24 and Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after Aguilar hit a home run in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park on July 6, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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The Milwaukee Brewers are in the middle of a six-game losing streak. They have 10 players on the disabled list. One of their All-Stars is in the middle of a scandal. There are a lot reasons for negativity, but there are several important reasons to keep your chin up.

A solid first half of the season has been overshadowed by injuries, an ill-timed losing streak, and an awful, awful scandal. There are 64 games left in the season, and a lot of reasons to enjoy the final two and a half months of the season.

The Brewers will add someone

While the Milwaukee Brewers swung and missed at Manny Machado, there are several other players that they could add before the trade deadline. They’ve been in contact with the Minnesota Twins for Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar. The Brewers have also been linked to Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals. The Mets could also decide to deal their starting pitching. There are a lot of players who will move before the deadline. With several enticing prospects and an aggressive GM, the Brewers are sure to be involved in deals in the next few weeks.

They are still in control of the Wild Card

The Milwaukee Brewers are 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central, but they are one game up on the Atlanta Braves for the top Wild Card spot. They’re in the mix for a playoff spot even with their extended losing streak.

Jesus Aguilar plays for the Brewers

The continued breakout of Jesus Aguilar has become THE story of the 2018 season for the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s still only 28 years old, and he’s got 24 homers, 70 RBIs, and a .995 OPS heading into the second half of the season. He’s also an awesome, fun-loving giant who is easy to cheer for. Watching Aguilar play every day is an exercise in pure joy.

Their outfield is a lot of fun to watch

Whether the Milwaukee Brewers go with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun, or Brett Phillips, they have an exciting outfield. They even have an athletic, toolsy outfield when they send Keon Broxton out there. From diving catches to homers and stolen bases, the Brewers outfield will continue to provide excitement day in and day out.

Corbin Burnes is on the roster

Seeing young talent come up and succeed is always fun to watch. Top prospect Corbin Burnes looks like he’s going to stick around on the Major League roster for a little longer. He represents the future of the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff, and every appearance is ‘must-see’.

The Keston Hiura Watch

Speaking of Milwaukee Brewers prospects, Keston Hiura is at Double-A, and he’s killing it. Hiura has an .802 OPS with 12 doubles and three homers in 33 games with the Biloxi Shuckers. What do you think he’ll do in Colorado Springs? Could he get the call in September?

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There’s six excellent reasons to feel good about the Milwaukee Brewers. There’s a lot of baseball left for the Brewers to play. While losing streaks, scandals, and injuries suck, a lot can change in a few weeks. The season isn’t over until it’s over, and it’s not over yet.

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