Friday, July 24, 2009

Homestand Could Dictate Trading Ideas

With exactly one week remaining before MLB's July 31st trading dealine, the Brewers next seven days could decide in what direction this ball club turns.

Tonight, the Brewers open up a seven day, seven game homestand at Miller Park. The Brewers face the Atlanta Braves for three starting tonight, followed by a four game series against the Washington Nationals.

With the Cubs starting to find their stride somewhat, and the Cardinals acquiring Matt Holliday, the next seven days could make or break the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers.

Say the Brewers are able to win five, six, or somehow seven games this homestand, they would be right back atop the NL Central and in great position going into the final two months of the season. On the other hand, say the Brewers win three or less games. That would put them, at best, at .500, behind numerous games, and trailing probably three teams in the NL Central.

Would it be worth selling the entire future of the franchise in order to finish in second, or third place and miss the playoffs? That is the harsh reality the Brewers management would have to face if the Brewers come out flat in a somewhat easy homestand.

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