5 Moves Milwaukee Brewers Must Not Make At Waiver Deadline

5 Moves Milwaukee Brewers Must Not Make At Waiver Deadline

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The July 31 trading deadline leads to plenty of rumors, but the August waiver deadline has just as many rumors swirling. The Milwaukee Brewers are still mentioned among many teams who may make a move before August 31. Here is a look at five moves they must stay away from.

5. Reacting To Moves

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5. Reacting To Moves

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On the July trading deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals sacrificed some of their future by trading away several young players for two veteran starting pitchers. The Brewers simply cannot afford to react for the sake of making a move.

4. Adding Starting Pitching

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4. Adding Starting Pitching

Mike Fiers Milwaukee Brewers
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With Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list, many would think that a starting pitcher would be needed to keep the club in the race, but the Brewers do not need to make such a move. With his impressive minor league season and first start this year, Mike Fiers appears to be a steady fill-in until Garza returns.

3. Adding Long Term Contracts

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3. Adding Long Term Contracts

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Adding a pricey veteran who has years remaining on his contract would not be a wise choice for the Brewers. Before Cliff Lee was injured, there was talk of Brewers interest in adding his massive contract to the rotation. With contracts of their own players growing, they do not need to take away offseason flexibility with an expensive, long-term player.

2. Adding Phillies

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2. Adding Phillies

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Many rumors have been centered around the Philadelphia Phillies such as Jonathan Papelbon, Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd. These are players the Brewers must avoid. These players not only have high price contracts, but could affect the makeup of the club in the clubhouse.

1. Dealing Top Ten Prospect

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1. Dealing Top Ten Prospect

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Any move comes with losing a player. When the Brewers added Gerardo Parra at the deadline, they lost top outfield prospect Mitch Haniger. If they are to make another move, they simply cannot afford to lose another top-tier minor leaguer.

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