The Milwaukee Brewers have controlled the National League Central throughout the first half of the 2014 MLB season, and they can now use the trade deadline to make sure that they hold on to their lead in the division.
Milwaukee made a big splash in the offseason by signing Matt Garza. With him in the rotation, the Brewers' pitching has been steady all season. With solid all-around pitching, the team has managed to build a nice 6.5-game cushion in the division.
As good as the pitching has been, the offense may be even better. The team's offense ranks among the leaders in runs, home runs and average.
It's tough to find a hole on the team right now. However, the Brewers failed to acquire a first baseman in the offseason, and that position continues to be a big weakness. If the team is able to procure one at the deadline, it may be enough to help the ballclub win the NL Central.
Make sure to keep checking back here to see what rumors the Brewers are involved in or what deals the team makes as the MLB trade deadline approaches.