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What We Learned: Ryan Braun gets some MVP Votes

Ryan Braun got some MVP votes, making the only Brewer appearance in any of the postseason awards this year. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun finishes t-23rd in MVP Voting | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In the final award of award week, Ryan Braun made the Brewers only appearance in award voting with his 23rd place finish in the MVP vote.

Milwaukee Brewers Add Brinson, Phillips, Hader, Cordell, and Williams to 40 man Roster | Jaymes L, BCB

Friday was the deadline for adding players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Brewers chose to add five players to the roster, bringing the total on the 40-man roster to 39.

Brewers Claim OF Adam Walker off Waivers from Twins | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Later on Friday, they filled up the 40-man roster with a waiver claim of Adam Walker from the Twins.

Milwaukee Brewers Sign RHP Luke Barker from Independent Leagues | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers added another prospect to their minor-league system, signing Luke Barker to a minor-league contract.

BCB Mailbag 5: Frolf and The Big Panda | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In the BCB Mailbag, Kyle discusses trading for Pablo Sandoval, new minor league teams, and which player would be best at disc golf.

Assessing David Stearns’ Mismanagement of the Brewers 40 Man Roster | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

While David Stearns has made many good moves over his tenure with the Brewers, his decisions and Friday were questionable at best.

Brewers Trade Assets: RHP Junior Guerra | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
MLB Trade Rumors: ‘Multiple teams’ reportedly interested in Brewers RHP Junior Guerra | Jaymes L, BCB

Junior Guerra could be a major trade target this offseason, as he is already drawing interest from teams after his strong 2016.

Brewers Free Agent Targets: C Jason Castro | Jaymes L, BCB
Brewers Free Agent Targets: SP Brett Anderson | Jaymes L, BCB

Continuing in the Free Agent Target series, catcher Jason Castro and Brett Anderson could be good targets for the Brewers this offseason.

Brewers Trade Target: 3B Chase Headley | eddiemathews, BCB

In the continued quest to find someone to man third base on a regular basis, could Chase Headley fill that need for the Brewers?

The Thursday Thinker: Extending the future | -JP-, BCB

When it comes to extending young players, the Brewers have put together extensions ten time since 2005. How many of those players can you name?

Let’s help the Brewers design a t-shirt! | Jaymes L, BCB

The Brewers are doing a fan-designed T-shirt giveaway as one of their giveaways this year. Let’s design a T-shirt to submit for the design.

Annoying a Fan, One Award at a Time | Rodebaugh24, BCB FanPost

There’s a problem in baseball, and it’s with traditional writers who won’t give proper credit to players because their numbers on the stat sheet aren’t as good.

Ryan Braun to.... San Diego?? | mjdietz, BCB FanPost

If the Brewers do try to trade Ryan Braun this offseason, could San Diego be a good landing spot for him?

Change of Plans... Trade Thornburg Now! | mjdietz, BCB FanPost

Should the Brewers trade Tyler Thornburg now? With the state of the relief pitching market, the Brewers could get a good haul if they trade him now.

Links from Other Sites

The Importance of 2016 | Julien Assouline, BP Milwaukee

2016 was a year of prospect acquisition and positional transition, setting the Brewers up to debut and develop prospects on the team in the next few years.

Martin Maldonado’s Future | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

With catching prospects getting ready to come up and Martin Maldonado getting older, he likely doesn’t have much time left in Milwaukee.

Arizona Fall League Summary | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

The Arizona Fall League is over half done, with several players continuing their seasons in the league.