3 Pitchers the Milwaukee Brewers May Target Before MLB Trade Deadline

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The Milwaukee Brewers are currently fighting to make the playoffs in a very contested NL Central, and may need to make a few enhancements to their roster to strengthen their chances at a postseason spot.

While the Brewers offense is in need of an injection, as they have slipped to 17th in runs per game among MLB teams, Milwaukee is most rumored to be going after a starting pitcher. They have been linked to several players in the league, and should have the assets to obtain one top-of-the rotation starter ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline.

Here are three starting pitchers the Brewers have been linked to as they make their postseason run.

3. Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians

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Trevor Bauer does not seem happy in Cleveland and despite the team's recent success, the Indians seem willing to part ways with the controversial pitcher at the deadline. Cleveland has the rotation depth to make the move, and will likely require some offense and bullpen help in a return package. Bauer has been uneven this season, following a breakthrough year in 2018, but still has a solid 3.65 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 138 innings. He has turned into a true workhorse this year, which the Brewers certainly lack.

2. Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks

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A name that has recently entered the conversation in Brewers trade rumors is lefty Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks. They will face stiff competition from teams like the Yankees, Astros, and Phillies, but with so many starters likely to get moved, there is a chance Ray, 27, ends up in Milwaukee once the dust settles. The strikeout specialist is having another solid year in the desert, with a 3.81 ERA and 145 Ks in 111 innings.

1. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

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Perhaps the most heavily rumored starting pitcher to be dealt is Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. The former World Series MVP may finally be ready to leave the Giants after 11 seasons, and has no shortage of suitors across the league. While the Yankees have been linked to Mad Bum, there is a chance the ill-tempered pitcher would prefer playing in a smaller market while also staying in the National League, which would give the Brewers a major advantage over the Yanks. They'll still have to compete with teams like the Astros and Twins, who can also make big-time offers to San Fran.

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