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Milwaukee Brewers: Which Starting Pitchers Could Move At the Deadline

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 04: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 04: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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In the first of our series previewing the MLB trade deadline, what top tier starting pitchers are likely to be available for the Milwaukee Brewers to target?

Trade season is officially upon us!

With the All-Star break coming up this week, it’s time to start looking ahead to who might be available ahead of the July 31st trade deadline.

The Milwaukee Brewers figure to be major players in the market in coming days and weeks. Though they’ve been scuffling over the past month, the Brewers are still well-positioned to contend for a playoff spot, and they should figure in that race until the final days of the season. That heavily suggests that the team will be proactive in looking for ways to supplement and upgrade on their current roster.

With that said, who might the Milwaukee Brewers target on the trade market? Which players are likely to be available and could provide the Brewers a boost at their positions of need?

In the first of our series previewing the rapidly approaching MLB trade deadline, we’ll take a look at the starting pitching market, starting with the top-tier starting pitchers that are likely to be available this summer.

For the purposes of these articles, I’ve divided potential targets into three tiers based on their potential contributions to the team both in the short-term and long-term, with more of an emphasis towards their immediate ability to help the team: Top-Tier, Solid Options, and Depth. Each article will look at the guys at a position that fit into one of these categories.

Each article is also divided into two sub-categories: 1) those likely to be available at the deadline in that tier, and 2) those unlikely to be moved right now, but who could become available depending on how things play out over the coming weeks.

All of this designed to give you, the reader, the best sense of who’s realistically available and what their potential value can be to the team.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at who the top-tier options are likely to be on the starting pitching market.

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