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"Yelich is now a problem for the Brewers, who have a lot of good-not-great players like him. Their stars are on the mound, Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes, and early speculation has them possibly trading one of them to manage payroll. This would effectively be adding to the cost of the Yelich contract and likely be the start of an ugly spiral. It’s one thing to spend $29 million a year on three wins; it’s another to sell off your true core to subsidize that expense."