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What We Learned: We have a reporting date

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The spring training schedule is out, but many decisions must be made first. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers release 2017 Spring Training schedule | Jaymes L, BCB

The spring training schedule is out, with a slightly earlier start leading up to the start of the regular season.

Milwaukee Brewers Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Tomorrow is the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, and the Brewers are expected to add several players to the 40-man roster.

Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decision: Martin Maldonado | Jaymes L, BCB
Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decision: Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Jaymes L, BCB
Brewers Tender or Non-Tender Decision: Scooter Gennett | Jaymes L, BCB

More contract decisions need to be made as there are cases for both tendering and non-tendering Martin Maldonado, Kirk Nieuwenhis, and Scooter Gennett.

Brewers Free Agent Targets: 3B Luis Valbuena | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brewers Free Agent Targets: LHP Brett Cecil | eddiemathews, BCB
Brewers Free Agent Targets: RHP Koji Uehara | eddiemathews, BCB

There are also more free agents out there that the Brewers could target, if the right contract could be worked out.

Brewers Extension Candidates: RHP Zach Davies | -JP-, BCB

Looking at an internal level, Zach Davies is the type of young player that the Brewers should consider locking up, but is a deal even possible with his agent?

Milwaukee Brewers Sign RHP Paolo Espino to MiLB Deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In one of the first of what would likely be many minor-league free agent signings, the Brewers added Paolo Espino on a minor-league deal.

SB Nation - GM Simulation Recap | mjdietz, BCB FanPost

Last weekend, mjdietz took part in the SB Nation offseason simulator, and wrote up the results in a FanPost.

Links from Other Sites

Guerra has value during Hot Stove season | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

While Junior Guerra didn’t get any votes for Rookie of the Year, he’s still a valuable piece for the Brewers, though that value could be maximized through a trade.

Possible Trade Candidates Not Named Ryan Braun | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

There are more trade candidates on the Brewers than just Ryan Braun. Who else could be moved this offseason to improve the team?

Around Baseball

Nationals' Max Scherzer claims second career Cy Young Award | ESPN
Rick Porcello wins AL Cy Young, despite fewer first-place votes than Justin Verlander | ESPN

On Wednesday, winners for the Cy Young awards were announced. Max Scherzer of the Nationals took the award in the NL, and Rick Porcello pulled an upset victory in the AL.

Dodgers' Dave Roberts becomes 6th rookie manager to win award | ESPN
Indians' Terry Francona wins AL Manager of the Year | ESPN

On Tuesday, winners for Manager of the year were announced. Terry Francona won for the Indians, and Dave Roberts won in his first season managing the Dodgers.

Dodgers SS Corey Seager named NL Rookie of Year | ESPN
Tigers RHP Fulmer earns AL Rookie of the Year honors | ESPN

On Monday, winners for Rookie of the Year were announced. Corey Seager of the Dodgers and Michael Fulmer of the Tigers won the awards.