This is too funny. MLB Trade Rumors is reporting via Keith Law of ESPN that the Brewers have decided they are too close to contention to sell Prince Fielder or Corey Hart at the trading deadline.

Really, Milwaukee?

The Brew Crew are 48-55, 9.0 games behind division leader Cincinnati. According to, they have a 0.2 percent chance to win the division and just a 0.3 chance to make the playoffs period. This has to be some kind of joke, right?

Well it’s either that the front office has lost it in terms of realistic expectations or they are doing this to drive up the price and urgency of interested teams at the 11th hour of the deadline. Or they really haven’t had many interested teams and this is their way of telling their fans they are holding onto their big pieces.

Anyway, I had to take a moment to post something about this after I laughed out loud for about 10 minutes after reading the Brewers actually thought they were “too close to contention” to sell. ROTF.