Brewers Trade Rumors: Brewers to stand pat at deadline?

In today's Brewers trade rumors and news bulletin, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is convinced that the team's current construction should be enough in what has turned into a four-team race for the NL Central pennant.

According to Andrew Wagner of the State Journal, "less than two weeks remain before July 31, baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, and while Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is happy to take calls, he’s not motivated to shake up the team with a blockbuster deal."

Melvin isn't panicking after seeing the team's division lead shrink to virtually nothing over the past few weeks.

"If you can add, you add, but I like our team,” Melvin said last week, via Wagner's article posted on Sunday. “We had one bad stretch, and that came near the end of the (first half).”

In fact, Melvin is approaching the upcoming trade deadline just like he would approach his dealings in the winter.

“The trade deadline is no different than the offseason,” Melvin stated. “There’s a lot of acquisitions you can make in the offseason and all it does is make you look better on paper. It doesn’t make you necessarily a better ballclub."

"You still have to play well as a team."

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