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What We Learned: Brewers move on quick with Thames at first base

The Brewers wasted no time finding a new first baseman, signing Eric Thames to a three-year deal. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Sign 1B/OF Eric Thames to 3 Year Deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers moved on pretty quick from Chris Carter, signing Eric Thames from the Korean Baseball Organization. He got a deal for three years and $15 million guaranteed, with an option for a fourth year.

Gauging the Trade Market for Chris Carter | Jaymes L, BCB

Meanwhile, Chris Carter remains in DFA limbo while the Brewers try to find a trade partner for him. Though the market doesn’t seem to be very big, there are some teams that might take him.

Taking a chance on Esteban Quiroz | Baseball Punditz, BCB

Should the Brewers make another signing in the international market? Could Esteban Quiroz fill a need on the team?

Links from Other Sites

Assessing Roster Moves I: To Protect and Tender | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

While most of David Stearns moves so far have been seen as encouraging by most organizations, some of his recent decisions have raised questions in the minds of fans.

Where Chris Carter Might Land | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

Another look at where Chris Carter could go if the Brewers manage to find a trade partner for him.

Meijer, Brewers Team Up to Spread Holiday Cheer to Underprivileged Children | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Members of the Brewers staff recently participating in an event for underprivileged children in the Milwaukee area.