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Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that the Brewers have acquired Curtis Granderson from the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays will reportedly receive a low-level minor leaguer in return. Granderson will add some left-handed thump off the bench for the Brewers as they strive to make a postseason run. The 37-year-old outfielder is hitting .243/.340/.429 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 301 at-bats on the season.
Aug 31 - 11:07 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers have acquired left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Nationals.

There have been reports swirling around throughout the day that a deal was close, and now it appears that an accord has been reached. The veteran southpaw should make for a tremendous addition to a Brewers' rotation that desperately needed another arm. In return the Nationals will receive a pair of minor leaguers, though those names have yet to be announced.
Aug 31 - 7:02 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Brewers are talking to the Nationals about Gio Gonzalez.

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported earlier Friday that the Nats were having trade talks with at least one team about Gonzalez and it appears the Brewers might be that team. The fit certainly makes sense, as Milwaukee has long needed some reinforcements for the rotation. Whether Gonzalez could ultimately help remains to be seen given how he's faded lately, but he's worth a shot for what surely would be a small price.
Aug 31 - 6:03 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are "active on a number of fronts" and Curtis Granderson is an option as a left-handed bench bat.

Rosenthal adds that "a number of fronts" includes pitching. Granderson hasn't been playing much for the rebuilding Blue Jays lately but makes sense in a secondary role for a contender. The 37-year-old has batted .243/.340/.429 with 11 home runs this season.
Aug 31 - 12:17 PM

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Matt Harvey will not be traded to the Brewers.

The Brewers claimed Harvey on revocable waivers but weren't able to work out a deal for the right-hander. Thus, Harvey will make his scheduled start Friday against the Cubs. Harvey is slated to make about $1.1 million more this season and is slated for free agency this offseason.
Aug 24 - 1:14 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Brewers are the team that claimed Matt Harvey on revocable waivers.

The Brewers and Reds have about five hours to work out a trade. Harvey is scheduled to start Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field against the Cubs, so if he's scratched from that outing we can infer that a deal is probably close. It certainly makes sense that Milwaukee was the claiming team on Harvey, as they could use the rotation help. Harvey holds a 4.28 ERA and 69/21 K/BB ratio over 90 1/3 innings covering 17 starts with the Reds. He's pitched well in his last two outings, allowing just two runs across 13 1/3 frames with a 12/2 K/BB ratio.
Aug 24 - 8:31 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers have acquired Jonathan Schoop from the Orioles.

The negotiations apparently came down to the last minute -- perhaps even the last few seconds -- of the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Baltimore will get pitching prospect Luis Ortiz, shortstop prospect Jean Caroma, and infielder Jonathan Villar in return. Schoop is having a down year, but he's capable of much better down the stretch and he'll be under the Brewers' control through 2019 via salary arbitration. It's not clear yet what position he will play in Milwaukee, as Travis Shaw recently moved to second base to accommodate the arrival of third baseman Mike Moustakas. Schoop does have a little bit of experience at shortstop.
Jul 31 - 4:10 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are talking to the Orioles about second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

It was assumed that the Brewers were out of the mix after acquiring Mike Moustakas -- and putting Travis Shaw at second base -- but apparently that's not the case. It's worth noting that Schoop has some experience at shortstop, but that was a few years ago. Still, clearly the Brewers are willing to think outside the box, even if it negatively impacts their defense.
Jul 31 - 3:42 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that a trade involving Chris Archer is now seen as "very, very likely."

In fact, Topkin hears that there's about a "90 percent" chance of something going down. Just where he could end up is unclear, but the Brewers, Braves, and Pirates have all been mentioned prominently of late. It's worth noting that the Pirates are considered out on Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman, so that could be a sign of progress with Archer, but that's just speculation for now. We should all find out within an hour.
Jul 31 - 3:01 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Cubs and Brewers are among the main teams in the mix for Reds right-hander Matt Harvey.

As opposed to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Heyman hears that the Braves are not likely to land him. If you throw out one disastrous start, Harvey has a 3.63 ERA over his other 13 starts during his time with the Reds. He's shown increased velocity, though it hasn't resulted in an uptick in strikeouts or swings and misses. Obviously he still has the name recognition, but he's likely being viewed as a backend rotation option by contenders.
Jul 31 - 1:47 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers, Braves, and Pirates are "all strongly in [the] mix" for Chris Archer.

Rosenthal also adds that the Dodgers and other teams are "potentially lurking" with just a couple hours to go until the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Jon Morosi of MLB Network identified the Braves as "the team to watch" on Archer earlier in the day. The 29-year-old right-hander has somewhat underwhelming overall numbers this season, but he's delivered a 2.70 ERA over his last 43 1/3 innings and he's under control through 2021.
Jul 31 - 1:39 PM

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer believes that Matt Harvey will still be dealt before Tuesday's trade deadline.

Nightengale reports that the Brewers and Braves are among the teams that have shown interest in acquiring the right-hander before the deadline. Harvey has posted a 4.44 ERA and 56/17 K/BB ratio since being dealt to the Reds by the Mets for Devin Mesoraco, and outside of a disasterous outing against the Pirates, he's pitched well in his last eight starts. Keep in mind that Harvey could be dealt in August if the Reds don't get the value they're looking for, but if Nightengale is correct, there's a good chance he changes uniforms on Tuesday.
Jul 31 - 12:29 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers are interested in Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.

The Brewers need help in the rotation if they're going to earn a trip to the postseason, and a southpaw like Gonzalez would certainly represent an upgrade. Whether or not Gonzalez is available is the question; as it sounds like Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo still believes his team can compete in the NL East. Gonzalez owns a 3.78 ERA and 1.45 whip over 114 1/3 innings, and while he's had his usual control problems, he's still been relatively effective in 2018.
Jul 31 - 10:55 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Phillies, Braves, Yankees, and Brewers are among the teams who have shown the most interest in right-hander Zack Wheeler.

However, Heyman hears that nobody has been able to meet the Mets' asking price. Unless something changes, Wheeler will stay put past Tuesday's trade deadline. Wheeler, 28, has emerged as one of the best starting pitcher options on the market. He's hit his stride with a 3.20 ERA in 11 starts since the start of June and still has another year of team control remaining.
Jul 30 - 10:18 AM

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Brewers are still hunting for an upgrade to their starting rotation and have looked into Zack Wheeler, Kevin Gausman and Chris Archer.

All three hurlers are under team control beyond the 2018 season, so none would be a short-term rental. Heyman notes that if the Brewers do not want to give up any of their top prospects, they could also pursue Matt Harvey, another name that they have considered.
Jul 29 - 9:46 PM

Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports that the Brewers have agreed to acquire Mike Moustakas from the Royals for minor leaguers Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez.

The Brewers were in the market for another big bat, and Moustakas certainly fits the bill. Travis Shaw had taken reps at second base recently, and that could be the move with Moustakas taking over as the everyday third baseman. The 29-year-old slugger is hitting .249/.309/.468 with 20 homers and 62 RBI on the season. His fantasy value takes a massive leap forward here, leaving one of the worst hitting ballparks in the league to go to one of the friendliest for left-handed power. His supporting cast is also dramatically improved.
Jul 28 - 12:49 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles are engaged in serious trade discussions with the Brewers.

Rosenthal adds that its unclear if the Brewers' target is Jonathan Schoop or Kevin Gausman, or perhaps both. It looks like the Orioles' fire sale will continue through the weekend.
Jul 27 - 7:21 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Brewers are trading for Joakim Soria.

Milwaukee will send pitching prospects Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Perez to the White Sox in return. Soria holds an excellent 2.56 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 49/10 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings this season, and he's tallied 16 saves in 19 opportunities. The 34-year-old right-hander will work as a setup man in Milwaukee. Jace Fry could take over closer duties in Chicago.
Jul 26 - 1:22 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Brewers and Mets have discussed a Zack Wheeler trade.

Wheeler seems to be one of the hottest names on the trade market right now, as he has also been connected to other contending teams like the Yankees, Mariners, and Red Sox, and also non-contenders like the Rangers and Reds. Wheeler, who's under control through 2019, holds a 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 109/41 K/BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings (19 starts) this season.
Jul 26 - 12:41 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Yankees are "heavily in the mix" for J.A. Happ.

Feinsand reported earlier on Wednesday that the Blue Jays were close to a trade of the southpaw, and it appears that trade could be sending Happ to the division-rival Yankees. Feinsand also mentions that the Brewers could also be in play, and that there are other clubs in the mix as well. It appears a trade for Happ is indeed close, but it also sounds like the Blue Jays are still evaluating various offers. Either way, we should see the 35-year-old in a new uniform relatively soon.
Jul 25 - 4:54 PM


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