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What We Learned: Wrapping up the year

As 2016 comes to a close, we hit on a few stories from the end of the year in today’s What We Learned.

Times Square New Year's Eve 2017 - Philips Ball Test Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2016 In Review (Part 1): (Re)Building the Perfect Beast | eddiemathews, BCB

The first part of the 2016 review, looking at the rebuilding process that is taking place.

Brewers Free Agent Targets: Jose Bautista | eddiemathews, BCB

Is it a crazy idea to try to sign Jose Bautista to a one-year deal? Maybe not.

Jonathan Villar steals home in Winter League game | Jaymes L, BCB

Looking to the international winter leagues, Jonathan Villar has been active, and ended up stealing home in a game recently.

Travis Shaw Should Benefit From a Change of Scenery | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

As Travis Shaw prepares to take over third base for the Brewers next year, he could see a boost in power thanks to the switch to Miller Park.

The Thursday Thinker: Non-US Born Players | -JP-, BCB

Ten members of the Brewers current 40-man roster were born outside of the US. How many of them can you name?

Links from Other Sites

In rebuilding year, Brewers make strides | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

As 2016 comes to a close, Adam McCalvy looks back at the top five storylines from the year.

Jimmy Nelson’s Future | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

Though Jimmy Nelson had a rough 2016, his issues may be correctable and he could return to his old self.

2017 Prospect Overview: Catchers | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

As the catching position turns over to a new generation next season, several prospects are waiting in the minors for their shot at cracking the Brewers roster.

Most amazing National League games of 2016 | Doug Miller, MLB.com

A look at the top games of the year for each team, which includes the Brewers come from behind win over the Mariners.

Getting Craft-y with the Crew: DIY Fashion | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Looking for something to do with your old Brewers t-shirts? Here are a few ideas.

Top Moments from 2016 | Chris Harris, The Shuck Dynasty

Heading down to Biloxi, Chris Harris looks at the top moments from 2016.