Brewers GM willing to "jump on" right move as trade deadline nears
5:37 PM, Jul 20, 2017
4:19 PM, Jul 28, 2017
APPLETON, Wis. - Don't panic, at least not yet.
The Brewers lost their fifth straight game on Thursday, 4-2 to the Pirates.
"It's the ebbs and flows of the season," Brewers General Manager David Stearns said. "We're going to go through three-game losing streaks throughout the second half here."
While the Brewers success in the first half of the season was a welcome surprise, the recent slide presents a dilemma for Stearns who said he is still focused on long-term plans ahead of the MLB trade deadline on Monday, July 31.
"We're still looking to achieve our overarching goal which is to sustain success in Milwaukee for an extended period of time, to give ourselves the best chance of winning a World Series," Stearns said.
Now that the Cubs are only 1.5 games behind the division-leading Brewers, the urge to make a big deal at the deadline is more tempting.
"We're exploring what some sellers have to offer and if there is a deal that makes since we are certainly going to jump on it," Stearns said.