Friday's Frosty Mug: No News is No News

Mike McGinnis

The days between Christmas and New Years always tend to have a lack of Brewers news. Today is no different.

Some things to read while finally finding it.

As you might notice, Kyle isn't here today. He just had to go and stick me with mug duties on one of the most dull days of the year, though.

Seriously, the top Brewers story from yesterday was the unveiling of the team's new batting practice caps. Hopefully the excitement from this news doesn't overwhelm anybody. Kyle gave his thoughts at that link. Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch graded every MLB team's new BP caps.

Other than that, the Brewers' rotation was heavily talked about yesterday. Over at the team site, Adam McCalvy took a look at the battles for several rotation spots in spring training. In that article, he includes a line saying that Doug Melvin is not pursuing and free agent starting pitchers right now.

Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker also took a look at the Brewers' rotation with an emphasis on how many innings they can pitch. He came to the conclusion that Milwaukee doesn't have many more question marks than most National League teams.

Reviewing the Brew's Colin Bennett went back through 2012 and decided on the top Brewers pitching performance from that season. He says Marco Estrada's start on September 29 versus the Astros was the best of the bunch, with Zack Greinke and Wily Peralta in second and third.

In his latest twitter mailbag, J.P. Breen answers a couple of questions about Mark Rogers and his prospects in the starting rotation along with several other topics.

Our Brew Crew Blasts series continued yesterday with, in my opinion, the most interesting update yet. Kyle took a look at the "weird" home run stuff from the 2012 season.

In the minors, Morineko has the winter league recap with just two Brewers players in action yesterday.

Around the MLB:

Cubs: Signed Hisanori Takahashi to a minor league deal
Mets
: Signed Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal

In addition, free agent DH/OF Hideki Matsui has decided to retire.

Baseball America ranked the top 50 Baseball-Related twitter accounts with Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson leading the way. Checking in at #11 was @collegesplits. College Splits, as you may or may not know, was co-founded by BrewCrewBall founder Jeff Sackmann.

Finally, over at Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee is running down his favorite baseball .gifs from the past year.

That's all I've got, unless you really shouldn't be that excitable.

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