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What We Learned: Counsell secured for the future

The Brewers extended Craig Counsell’s contract on Friday, keeping him with the Brewers for at least three more years. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers extend Craig Counsell’s contract through 2020 | Jaymes L, BCB

On Friday, the Brewers announced a contract extension for Counsell, which should keep him manager of the Brewers for the next four seasons.

Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decision: Chase Anderson | Jaymes L, BCB

Chase Anderson may not be a part of the Brewers in a few years, but he still offers enough value now to retain him.

Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decision: Tyler Thornburg | Jaymes L, BCB

One of the easier decisions the Brewers have to make this offseason is whether or not to tender Tyler Thornburg a contract.

2016-17 Free Agency Preview: Starting Pitchers | eddiemathews, BCB

The starting pitcher market is drier than usual this offseason, but there are still some options out there that could improve a team.

2016-17 Free Agency Preview: Relief Pitchers | eddiemathews, BCB

The Brewers will likely sign a relief pitcher or two this offseason, but it likely won’t be one of the top options, who figure to set highs for relief contracts.

BCB Mailbag 4: Saturday Edition | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In a Saturday edition of the mailbag, Kyle answers questions on the CBA, trades, and other random topics.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers were wise to extend Counsell | Mike Bauman, MLB.com

With a new three year deal in place, the Brewers made a good deal to keep him with the team for the near future.

Positional Flexibility and Minor-League Development | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Flexibility has been a big part of GM David Stearns plans for the minors, but so far, it hasn’t shown up significantly more than under Doug Melvin.

Nottingham's walk-off lifts Salt River in extras | Manny Randhawa, MLB.com

Jacob Nottingham hit a walk-off single on Saturday night in the Military Appreciation Game, and is impressing in the Fall League this year.