April 11, 2021

The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball Essential)


The last decade hasn’t necessarily been something to write home about for the Milwaukee Brewers. But it did start off on the right foot when they made it all the way to the 2011 National League Championship Series, where they eventually lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. That season the Brew Crew went 96-66, however, they endured a six-year dry spell where they failed to make the postseason. That drought ended in 2018 after they acquired Christian Yelich, who led them to an NL Central title, though they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series. The 2019 season resulted in a Wild Card berth for the club, but they lost in the one-game playoff.

Milwaukee has only made the postseason six times in franchise history, but three of those appearances were in the decade of the 2010s. Their recent success boils down to several moves the front office has made, most notably the blockbuster deal with the Miami Marlins which brought in Yelich. Mike Moustakas and hard-throwing lefty Josh Hader, who were both acquired via trades, also made a difference.

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