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What We Learned: Season wraps up with a series win in Colorado

The Brewers finished the year at 73-89 following two straight wins to end the season. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

This Weekend’s Results

Rockies 4, Brewers 1

Brewers 4, Rockies 3

Brewers 6, Rockies 4

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers sign two-year PDC with Carolina; also renew with Colorado Springs | -JP-, BCB

In a bit of good news for the minor league system, the Brewers and the Carolina Mudcats agreed to a two-year PDC, avoiding Lancaster and a second hitters park in the minor league system. They also renewed their PDC with Colorado Springs.

Links from Other Sites

Arenado, Carter tie at 41 for NL home run title | Ben Weinrib and Adam McCalvy,

Two home runs in the Rockies series put Chris Carter in a tie with Rockies first baseman Nolan Arenado for the NL home run title.

Arcia's glove stands out against Rockies | Adam McCalvy,

Orlando Arcia showed off his defensive abilities in Colorado, making two strong plays in Saturday’s game.

Braun sits out finale, ponders uncertain future with Crew | Adam McCalvy,

As the offseason arrives, Ryan Braun is waiting to find out his fate as a trade could happen at some point.

Counsell earns high marks in 1st full season | Adam McCalvy,

With a full year to lead the team in 2016, Craig Counsell received some high praise from both GM David Stearns and owner Mark Attanasio for his performance this season. He has one year left on his contract, but that is expected to be addressed soon.

Brewers honor Sedar's 25 years with the club | Adam McCalvy,

During the team’s off day on Thursday, they celebrated Ed Sedar’s 25 years with the team by throwing a party for the third base coach.

Minor League Update

Brewers add Class A Carolina to affiliates | Adam McCalvy,

McCalvy has some quotes from GM David Stearns and Mudcats owner Steve Bryant on the affiliation with Carolina. He also has a quote from Stearns about reconsidering the pitching philosophy in Colorado Springs.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend's Games

Cubs @ Reds

  • Friday: Cubs 7, Reds 3
  • Saturday: Cubs 4, Reds 7
  • Sunday: Cubs 7, Reds 4

Pirates @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Pirates 0, Cardinals 7
  • Saturday: Pirates 3, Cardinals 4
  • Sunday: Pirates 4, Cardinals 10

Around Baseball

Scully ends career as he's lived it, with class | John Schlegel,

Vin Scully ended his broadcasting career on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco as he called his final game for the Dodgers.

Season-closing frenzy cements October field | Anthony Castrovince,

No tie-breaker or makeup games need to be played today as the postseason field wrapped up neatly on Sunday. Here are the ten postseason teams:

National League: Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Mets, Giants
American League: Rangers, Indians, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles

Postseason play begins tomorrow with the Orioles facing the Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card game.