Milwaukee Brewers: 4 realistic trade targets ahead of 2021 trade deadline

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The Milwaukee Brewers are coming off a gigantic sweep over the Cincinnati Reds and have seen their National League Central divisional lead swell to seven games as a result. However, they can’t rest on their laurels and still have work to do if they are to follow in the Milwaukee Bucks‘ footsteps and make it to the World Series.

After reviewing four dream trade targets, let’s take a more realistic path in this article and look at four players Milwaukee could actually acquire.

Heading into Monday, July 19th, they are 17 games above .500 at 56-39, but only have the third-best record in the National League–trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by 2.5 games and the San Francisco Giants by 3.5. With work to do over the final 2.5 months of the season, here are four trade targets they could acquire to improve their chances.

The Milwaukee Brewers could realistically pursue a trade for any one of these four players in order to upgrade their roster.

4. Kyle Gibson, Pitcher, Texas Rangers

Milwaukee has a studly trio of starting pitchers in Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta so it might be a hard sell to get them to acquire another starter. However, adding someone like Kyle Gibson could ensure they don’t go through the highs and lows they’ve been experiencing outside of their Big Three.

Gibson is having the best season of his career with a 2.29 ERA in 17 starts for the Rangers. He’d give Milwaukee another great starter in their rotation, making them extremely difficult to beat both in the regular season and the playoffs. He’s also under contract in 2022 for a reasonable $7.67 million which would make him well worth a deal for Milwaukee.

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