Should The Brewers Trade Ryan Braun To The Cubs

May 10, 2016
3:25 p.m.
MADISON, Wis | First Jonathan Lucroy, now Ryan Braun… The trade rumors continue to swirl for the Milwaukee Brewers.
With the Brewers in rebuild mode, they are looking to bolster their farm system and continue building for the future. But, can that future be without their slugger Ryan Braun? Many are divided.
The Cubs lost Kyle Schwarber for the year within the first week of the season and first reported by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, are targeting a significant upgrade in left field. Among the handful of potential replacements, Ryan Braun’s name appeared.
Braun is currently batting .363 with 7 homeruns and 24 RBIs, as he is off to one of the best career starts for a Milwaukee Brewer.
Should the Brewers continue to build with Braun in their clubhouse or should he be shipped off to their NL rival in the Cubs? We discussed on today’s show:

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Brewers Fall To Cubs 7-2 Thursday

By Jake Zimmermann
April 28, 2016 4:59 P.M.
CHICAGO, Illinois | Brewers hitters struck out 13 times, Jake Arrieta won his 16th consecutive decision, and the Cubs beat the Brewers 7-2 on a cold day at Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon.  
Arrieta actually admitted he wasn’t at his best. “I was a little flat today,” the NL Cy Young Award winner said Thursday. His Wrigley Field scoreless streak ended at 52 2/3 innings. Arrieta (5-0) gave up one run, three hits and four walks in five innings. It was the first run he’s allowed at home since July 25. Alex Presley’s fifth-inning RBI double ended Arrienta’s home scoreless streak.. four outs shy of Ray Herbert’s major league record set with the White Sox in 1962-63.
Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungmann fell to 0-4. He gave up five earned runs and six hits in 3 and 2/3 innings. Brewers pitchers combined to walk 11 Cubs hitters. “We were lucky to only give up 7 runs,” said manager Craig Counsell.
The Brewers start three game series with Miami at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Friday. Zach Davies will be on the mound for the crew.

Brewers And Cubs Rained Out Wednesday

By Jake Zimmermann
April 27, 2016 8:05 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois | The game between the Brewers and Cubs was rained out Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. No makeup date has been announced. Both teams pushed their scheduled starting pitchers back to Thursday afternoon’s series finale, so Taylor Jungmann will pitch for the Brewers Thursday. Jake Arrieta will be on the mound for the Cubs. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20PM.

Brewers Fall 4-3 To Cubs At Chilly Wrigley Field

By Eric Rogers
Apr. 27, 2016
CHICAGO — Addison Russell’s two-run triple in the sixth inning held up and gave the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
The Cubs returned to Wrigley Field having won five of seven games on the road. The success continued after Kyle Hendricks gave Chicago five innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell gave Ryan Braun a scheduled day off from the lineup, but he came in during the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter, delivering a two-run double to close the scoring gap.
Third baseman Aaron Hill had a chance at a game-tying home run, but his blast to left field was kept out of the stands by gusty wind conditions and caught for the final out at the warning track.
Jimmy Nelson gets charged with the loss after 5.1 innings, two hits, and one earned run.