Brewers Trade Scenarios: How Much Should They Give Up for a Postseason Shot?

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Brewers Trade Scenarios: How Much Should They Give Up for a Postseason Shot?

For Milwaukee Brewers fans, memories of postseason glory are limited.

In the past 20 years, the Brew Crew have made the playoffs once—in 2008.

Let's quickly put this in perspective.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, who last season finished with a record-setting 18th-straight losing season, have made the playoffs more times in the past 20 years than the Brewers.

Not all hope is lost for Brewers fans though, as they are pitted in a first-place battle with St. Louis and Pittsburgh with less than 60 games remaining.

General Manager Doug Melvin has shown before he is willing to bet the farm in order to "win now", a strategy that worked three years ago.

Melvin has made similar moves in 2011, adding Fransisco Rodriguez after the All-Star game in addition to piecing together one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball this offseason. 

Milwaukee's farm system isn't the strongest as a result, and with a number of contracts expiring in the next three years, it's time for Melvin and Milwaukee to bet their few remaining chips on a chance of playing late in October.

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