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5 Moves Milwaukee Brewers Could Make At Waiver Deadline

5 Moves the Brewers Could Make At Waiver Deadline

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In recent years, the Aug. 31 wavier deadline has become a time when veterans are added to rosters for the stretch run. Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the most active teams by making late moves to push them over the top. Here is a look at five moves the Brewers could make at the waiver deadline.

5. Steady Veteran

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5. Steady Veteran

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When the Giants added Marco Scutaro for their 2012 playoff drive many laughed at their "blockbuster" acquisition. But Scutaro's presence became vital to the team's playoff push and into October. The 2011 Brewers added Jerry Hairston. Adding a player who has playoff experience could be vital down the stretch.

4. First Base Upgrade

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4. First Base Upgrade

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The Brewers have gotten a lot from their first baseman platoon of Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay this season, but first base remains the weakest part of their lineup. The Pirates added Justin Morneau last season, and a player like him or Adam Dunn could provide a lift to the Brewers' offense.

3. Bullpen Arm

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3. Bullpen Arm

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Any team that is competing for a playoff spot wants to make their bullpen stronger. When the Brewers recalled Jeremy Jeffress from Nashville in July, he gave a boost to the bullpen. Heading toward September, one more veteran reliever could make their bullpen unstoppable.

2. System Promotion

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2. System Promotion

Jason Rogers Milwaukee Brewers
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As the calender turns to October, rosters expand. One player who could fill many offensive needs is Jason Rogers. He not only has the ability to step in at first base, but he has learned third base and could provide relief for Aramis Ramirez.

1. Nothing

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1. Nothing

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While many have screamed for the Brewers to make moves all year, their roster has mostly been shaped with their own guys. Chemistry is a funny thing in baseball, and sometimes the best moves a team can make is not making any at all.