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Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee Ready to Sell After Tough Road Trip

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May 8, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (16) bats during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
May 8, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (16) bats during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Zack Greinke rumors have been floating around for weeks, but the Milwaukee ace isn't the only Brewer who appears likely to be traded, according to a report from Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.

"The Brewers are ready to sell.

In fact, according to sources, they could start trading players away as soon as today (Wednesday), after a disastrous road trip that began with three straight losses in Cincinnati and ended with three even-worse losses in Philadelphia.

When the trip began last week, general manager Doug Melvin told his staff, "If we lose five out of six, we're selling." They lost six of six."

Despite Ryan Braun playing like an MVP again, the Brew Crew is 44-53 this season, 13 games back in the National League Central and 9.5 back in the Wild Card race.

Among the potential trade candidates Knobler named were Aramis Ramirez, Corey Hart, Shaun Marcum, George Kottraras, Randy Wolf and Francisco Rodriguez.

Ramirez has quiety put together a productive season at the plate in his first year in Milwaukee. The veteran third baseman is hitting .282/.350/.483 with 11 home runs and 58 RBI. Hart has a similar line of .260/.318/.490 with 17 homers and 47 RBI.

Marcum has pitched well this season (3.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 2.96 K/BB), but hasn't made a start since June 14. The 30-year-old is recovering from right shoulder tightness.

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Should the Brewers have a fire sale?

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