- We started our Lesser Brewers portion of MVBrewers yesterday with Nate's profile of Jean Segura. The next profile will be up this afternoon.
- Royals Review conducted an offseason simulation for all 30 teams, and the Brewers representative stopped by the FanPosts to explain what he did in the simulation and why.
- Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers signed pitcher Jaye Chapman to a minor-league deal. He had last pitched in MLB for the Cubs before hip surgery took him out of baseball for a year.
- Over on RotoGraphs, Brad Johnson takes a look at Carlos Gomez and his massive swing.
- Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker profiled the DSL Brewers and some of their top prospects. He also looks at team pitching, defense, and ballpark factors for the NL Central.
- Over on Reviewing the Brew, Michael Trzinski has a season review of Kyle Lohse.
NL Central Update
- The Cardinals made the move of the day, trading Shelby Miller and a prospect to the Braves for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden. This move definitely strengthens their team in the short-term.
- Entering yesterday, the Cubs were the assumed front-runners for Russell Martin. Then, the Blue Jays made their move, signing Russell Martin to a five year, $82.5 million deal. That takes the catcher out of the NL Central, and we're not sad to see him go.
- Carrie Muskat of MLB.com notes that after losing out on Russell Martin, the Cubs are turning their attention to Jon Lester in free agency.
- Following the trade of Jason Heyward, David Schoenfield of ESPN SweetSpot thinks that the Braves could be one of the worst teams in 2015.
- Meanwhile, Mike Oz of Big League Stew found a tweet from Jordan Wren in regards to the Braves' most recent trade.
- Stop me when you've heard this before: After signing Giancarlo Stanton to a massive deal, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says that he will surround Stanton with all-stars.
- Are older free agent pitchers more of a bargain? Steven Martano of Beyond the Box Score analyzes contracts that pitchers have received to see what history says.
- The official five-game Japan All-Star Series came to a close this morning with the MLB All-Stars beating Samurai Japan 3-1. The team has one more exhibition game on Thursday. Meanwhile, Orbit made the trip to Japan and made an appearance in Tokyo, interacting with people on the street.