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What We Learned: Offseason decisions begin

The Brewers let a few minor league players go to free agency and brought back all of their coaches. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Sunday Sundries: Week 26 | eddiemathews, BCB

A recap of the final week of the regular season.

Baseball America Ranks 3 Brewers in Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Continuing in the league by league look at top propsects in each of the minor leagues, the Brewers have three of the top 20 prospects in the Pioneer League.

3 Brewers Elect Free Agency | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Three minor-league players who appeared on this year’s team (Will Middlebrooks, Sam Freeman, Michael Kirkman) have elected to become free agents.

Links from Other Sites

After flurry of moves, next step is developing talent | Adam McCalvy,

Now that the Brewers have acquired plenty of talent, the next step of the process is to develop that talent and build the team internally.

Brewers coaching staff to return next season | Adam McCalvy,

Though a 73-win season is not what GM David Stearns wants, he saw enough success from the team this season to bring back the full coaching staff.

Havana Nights in Milwaukee | Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

While the Brewers do need to build internally, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t go out and look at the free agent market right now.

10 Best Brewers Wins of 2016 (Part 2) | Enrique Bakemeyer, The Brewers Bar

In Part 2 of the series, it’s the top 5 Brewers wins in 2016.

Minor League Notes

Getting to know the Carolina Mudcats – A Q&A with Mudcats broadcaster @GregYoungJr | The Shuck Dynasty

Continuing to get to know the Carolina Mudcats, Chris Harris of The Shuck Dynasty interviewed Carolina Mudcats broadcaster Greg Young Jr.

Timber Rattlers MLB Alumni AL West & NL West in 2016 | Rattler Radio

Continuing in a series of looks at Timber Rattlers alumni, the Rattlers Radio blog looks at players in the AL and NL West.

MLB Playoffs

Yesterday’s Games

AL Wild Card Game
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2

Today’s Games

NL Wild Card Game
San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets | 7:00 pm, ESPN
Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard