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What We Learned: Focus on the minors

The focus remains on the minor leagues in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

2016 Community Top Prospects Review: #8 Cody Ponce
2016 Community Top Prospects Review: #7 Jacob Nottingham
eddiemathews, BCB

The review of the top prospects continues with Cody Ponce and Jacob Nottingham.

Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Free Agents | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Several minor league players are eligible for free agency, though there are a few that the Brewers should try to bring back.

The Milwaukee Brewers that are Eligible for Salary Arbitration | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers will have to open up the checkbook a little this offseason, as five players will be arbitration eligible and should see decent raises.

The Thursday Thinker: Top Prospects | -JP-, BCB

How many of the Brewers top prospects can you game? The list has 30, can you name them all?

Submit Your Questions for BCB Mailbag #2 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

There’s still time to get your questions in for the mailbag later today.

What Does a Top Ranked Farm System Get You? - Part 2 | Infield Fly Rule, BCB FanPost

Having a top ranked farm system does lead to some success, as the teams who have had one end up getting to the playoffs and potentially further.

The need to let go | nullacct, BCB FanPost

With Ryan Braun approaching his no-trade rights, it may be time to say goodbye to him.

Links from Other Sites

The Brewers’ Strikeout “Problem” | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

Just because the Brewers strikeout a lot doesn’t mean that they have a problem. (Yes, a lot of people say that about their problems, but this time it’s true.)

Grading Trades IV: Current Assets | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Now that the Brewers have established a solid base of assets, they have to figure out how to get the best value out of them, and protect those that need it.

Brett Phillips’ Contact Issues are Officially Worrysome | Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

Brett Phillips strikeout rate has seen a sharp incline, meaning the outfielder may need a mechanical adjustment to stop that trend from continuing.

Brewers in AFL: Youngster Diaz gaining valuable experience | Mike Rosenbaum,

Isan Diaz has continued his growth in the Fall League, impressing as one of the youngest players in the league.

Game-Worn Jersey Auction NOW at | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

There’s an auction currently underway on the Brewers website, where you can win a game-worn jersey from a Brewers player.

Around Baseball

Finalists announced for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards | Liz Roscher, Big League Stew

The Gold Glove finalists were announced yesterday. No current Brewers made the list, but former Brewer Jonathan Lucroy is still a finalist at catcher in the National League.

MLB Playoffs

Wednesday’s Result

World Series Game 2
Cubs 5, Indians 1
Series Tied 1-1

This Weekend’s Games

World Series Games 3-5
Indians @ Cubs
All Games Start at 7:00 pm, FOX
Friday: Mike Tomlin vs. Kyle Hendricks
Saturday: Corey Kluber vs. John Lackey
Sunday: TBD vs. TBD
Series Tied 1-1