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What We Learned: Chris Carter’s not getting a contract

A report came out last night that the Brewers were planning to non-tender Carter. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Report: Brewers to non-tender Chris Carter | Jaymes L, BCB

A report came out last night that the Brewers have decided to non-tender Chris Carter. Despite having no replacement first baseman at the time, they decided not to pay him this offseason.

Brewers Claim RHP Steve Geltz off Waivers; Designate OF/1B Adam Walker for Assignment | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In a reversal of the move from last week, the Brewers claimed RHP Steve Geltz from Tampa Bay, and designated 1B/OF Adam Walker from assignment.

Dodgers Debt Problems Could Complicate Potential Ryan Braun Trade | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With the Dodgers facing debt problems and a need to reduce payroll, a trade of Ryan Braun could be complicated. The team needs to save money and outfield isn’t a position of need as much right now.

CBA Update: 26-man roster, free agency, luxury tax, and the potential for a lockout | Jaymes L, BCB

The deadline for a new CBA is Thursday, and with just a few days to go, several issues still have to be figured out or a lockout will be at risk.

Links from Other Sites

Trade Braun? Choice may be key at Meetings | Adam McCalvy,

There are strong arguments for both trading Ryan Braun and keeping him, and the Winter Mettings will provide the best opportunity for the Brewers to figure out what they want to do.

Arbitration Decisions: Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Travis Sarandos, Disciples of Uecker

Though it doesn’t make a lot of sense to tender Kirk Nieuwenhuis, all signs point towards the Brewers making that decision.

Don’t Let the Door Hit Free Agent Compensation on the Way Out | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

The free agent compensation system has been a disaster for baseball, as it has been used to take advantage of the free-agent market and suppress the ability to small-market teams to compete.

Brewers Announce “Casting Call” For Fan Photo Shoot | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers The Bases

The Brewers are preparing for their 2017 marketing materials, and are asking interested fans to stop by Miller Park for pictures that may be a part of those materials.