The Milwaukee Brewers are letting teams know that they are open to trade proposals, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported yesterday.
Following a horrific 7-18 start, the Brewers do have plenty of movable pieces and are shaping up to be sellers at the Trade Deadline, with some of their pieces likely earning them better returns than others.
Four Brewers players are slated to become free agents following the 2015 season, as those are most likely to be dealt. Aramis Ramirez (who is likely to retire), Kyle Lohse, Gerardo Parra, and Neal Cotts are the Brewers' 2015 free agents, all of whom could find themselves on other clubs in August.
More attractive possible trade candidates come in the likes of Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, and even Matt Garza. Gomez and Lucroy have favorable contracts considering their performances, while Garza is locked up for the next two seasons for $12.5 million each.
It is unknown whether the Brewers would move Gomez or Lucroy and likely would only do so if they got an extremely favorable deal. With Garza's contract in considerations, he's proabably more likely to be moved than the former two.
The Brewers 2015 Opening Day payroll was an estimated $104.3 million. This Trade Deadline will likely bring that down as they unload some expensive players and begin to retool or rebuild.