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What We Learned: Martin Maldonado is now an Angel

The Brewers traded catchers with the Angels yesterday, sending Martin Maldonado to the Angels. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Trade Martin Maldonado, Drew Gagnon to Angels for Jett Bandy | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers pulled off a two-for-one trade yesterday, sending Martin Maldonado and Drew Gagnon to Los Angeles for catcher Jeff Bandy.

Staffing Strategy for the Sky Sox | eddiemathews, BCB

Plans for staffing the pitching staff at Colorado Springs may focus more on pitchers that can induce ground balls and minor-league veterans that can allow the prospects to avoid Triple-A.

Milwaukee Brewers Sign Ryan Webb to MiLB Deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The minor league signings continued, with Ryan Webb the most recent player to join the ranks of players competing for a major-league job.

Maldy, let me count the ways I will miss thee... | icelandreliant, BCB FanPost

An ode to the former Brewers catcher as he departs for Los Angeles.

Pitcher, part-time comedian Dillard returns | Adam McCalvy,

Tim Dillard will fight for another chance to pitch in the majors again, but his impact for the Brewers has extended to off the field as well.

Around Baseball

There’s no such thing as a small-market team | Henry Druschel, Beyond the Box Score

While the small-market team term has been used as an excuse for many years for teams that are struggling in smaller areas, it’s no longer a good excuse for any team to use.

New MLB hazing rules ban dressing as women, offensive costumes | Associated Press

As part of the new MLB rules, players will be restricted from using female or offensive costumes as part of MLB rookie hazing.

Report: Rays only franchise to vote against ratifying CBA | Associated Press

The MLB owners ratified the CBA with a 29-1 vote, with only the Rays choosing to vote against it.