Chicago Cubs: Are the Milwaukee Brewers slugging their way to the top?

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After failing to add pitching at the deadline for the second consecutive season, are the Milwaukee Brewers going to ride big bats past the Chicago Cubs?

For those Chicago Cubs fans frustrated at the lack of star power in the team’s deadline moves, things could be worse. Just ask our neighbors up I-94 in Milwaukee.

Last summer, GM David Stearns opted to stick with his group of starters. Of course, Milwaukee largely treaded water down the stretch, going 36-35 in the second half, as the Cubs captured a second-straight National League Central crown.

With that memory still fresh in their minds, the Brewers entered Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline in a similar spot. Milwaukee and Chicago appear destined to go back and forth the rest of the year, as each seeks the top spot in the division. So, the Brewers added an arm, right?

Wrong.

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