Thursday's Frosty Mug: Calm After The Storm

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

We're covering the aftermath of Tuesday's Ryan Braun news and more in today's daily roundup of all things Brewers.

Some things to read while getting a surprise haircut.

We are five days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, and it's possible Ryan Braun won't talk to anyone during that time. Adam McCalvy notes that Braun didn't speak to reporters the day after issuing a statement on his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, although it's tough to tell what he could have helped by speaking again.

Meanwhile, here's what other people are saying about the situation:

Despite all of this, though, Braun still projects to be the most valuable Brewer in 2013 at a cost of just $8.5 million. Dave Radcliffe of Yahoo has him at the top of his list of "Bang-for-your-buck Brewers."

Beyond Braun, there was actually some minor Brewer news yesterday: The team made Alex Gonzalez's signing official and announced that reliever Fautino De Los Santos has been claimed off waivers by the Padres. FDLS joined the Crew in the George Kottaras trade last season.

In the minors:

Prediction season is coming up on us, and Justin Schultz of Reviewing the Brew has 30 prognostications for the 2013 season.

If you'd like more Brewer coverage today but you're sick of reading, Nathan Petrashek's Wednesday appearance on The Home Stretch with Justin Hull on 95.3 FM WSCO in Appleton has been archived.

Around baseball:

Giants: Signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $9 million deal.
Nationals: Signed pitcher/first baseman Micah Owings to a minor league deal.
Padres: Designated infielder Jeudy Valdez for assignment.
Rays: Signed DH Luke Scott to a one-year, $2.5 million deal and designated pitcher Dane De La Rosa for assignment.

In former Brewers:

Today in baseball economics:

Today's least surprising news comes from Mike Bates of NotGraphs, who shares the best piece of advice you may receive today: If you ever open a 25-year-old pack of baseball cards and wonder what the gum tastes like, don't try it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, someone's waiting for me.

Drink up.

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