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What We Learned: Winter Meetings begin in full today

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The winter meetings kick off today, and plenty of action will take place in the next four days. We prepare you for that in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

BCB Mailbag 6: Collective Bargaining Agreement and Hot Stove Season | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With the CBA done, winter meetings approaching, and the trade scene about to heat up, Kyle answers questions in advance of all of the action.

Milwaukee Brewers sign Kirk Nieuwenhuis to 1-year deal to avoid arbitration | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

As the non-tender deadline approached Friday, Nieuwenhuis got a one-year deal to avoid arbitration.

Milwaukee Brewers sign Scooter Gennett to 1-year deal; Chris Carter becomes free agent | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The deadline approached with the Brewers also signing Scooter Gennett to a one-year deal. They also tendered contracts to all of their other arbitration-eligible players, and officially non-tendered Chris Carter, making him a free agent.

Milwaukee Brewers Outright David Goforth, Steve Geltz to AAA; lose Adam Walker to Orioles | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

To clear a little more roster space in advance of the winter meetings, the Brewers outrighted two pitchers to Triple-A, and officially lost Adam Walker to the Orioles.

Links from Other Sites

Rule 5 Brewers | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

What Brewers prospects could be lost in this week’s Rule 5 draft? There’s some talent out there that the Brewers left unprotected.

Brewers Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Monday | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Spring Training tickets are officially on sale as of today.