Sitting at a humbling 54-49, tied for the NL Central lead with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, the Milwaukee Brewers are in no position to breath easy.
Under crafty GM Doug Melvin, the Brewers were able to pick up Francisco Rodriguez from the Mets to shore up the bullpen. Yet, no matter how unlikely it may sound, the Brewers are once again sprawling the trade market for quality players.
Carlos Beltran, among others, is a name being thrown around as a potential pickup for the Brewers, believe it or not.
No matter which way you put it, Milwaukee cannot afford to simply lie down as the deadline approaches. And, as management will tell you, it only takes one big-time signing to put you over the top and into the World Series.
Here is a condensed look at Milwaukee's latest targets in the trade market with one week remaining until the July 31 deadline.
Alec Dopp is a Milwaukee Brewers featured columnist on Bleacher Report. Please follow him on Twitter!: @alecdopp.