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What We Learned: Tyler Thornburg heads to Boston

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The Brewers made their first big trade of the winter meetings by sending reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers Trade Tyler Thornburg to Red Sox for Josh Pennington, Travis Shaw, Mauricio Dubon, and PTBNL | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers made their first big move of the Winter Meetings yesterday, sending Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox for three players, plus one to be named later (or cash).

Trade Analysis: Brewers Receive Quality and Quantity for Thornburg | Jaymes L, BCB

The Brewers got a good haul for Ryan Braun, both in number of prospects received and the potential impact of those prospects.

Brewers Trade Assets: Ryan Braun | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Ryan Braun remains a Brewer as the Winter Meetings are in their third day, but will remain one?

Brewers Free Agent Targets: Vance Worley | eddiemathews, BCB
Brewers Free Agent Targets: Tyson Ross | eddiemathews, BCB

Meanwhile, a few recent free agent pitchers could fit into the Brewers plans for next year, if they could be obtained on the right deal.

Former Brewers Owner & MLB Commissioner Bud Selig elected to MLB Hall of Fame | -JP-, BCB

Going back to Sunday, former Brewers owner and MLB commissioner Bud Selig was one of two baseball executives named to the Hall of Fame by the Today’s Game Committee.

Why the Tyler Thornburg Trade is the Perfect Opportunity to move Wily Peralta to the Bullpen | Jack Stern, BCB FanPost

With a spot now open in the bullpen, should Wily Peralta be the one to fill that spot?

What I Want For Christmas: Brewers Edition | mjdietz, BCB FanPost

It can be fun to wish for things at Christmas time, and one site regular has a list of prospects he’d like as presents.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers pitching surplus attractive to teams | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Brewers are entering 2017 with seven pitchers that could conceivably be in the rotation for the year, giving them a place of strength to deal from this offseason.

Relievers have been valuable trade chips for Brewers | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tyler Thornburg is another in a line of relievers that the Brewers have recently traded to help bolster their rebuild.

Who are the Brewers getting in Travis Shaw, Josh Pennington and Mauricio Dubon? | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Another look at the players acquired in the trade of Tyler Thornburg.

What’s Cookin’ with the 1982 Brewers: National Cookie Day! | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Looking through some old Brewers gear, Caitlin Moyer came across a cookbook from the 1982 Brewers wives and made some cookies.

Fall League reveals Top Prospects Team | Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com

Jacob Nottingham made the list at catcher of top prospects from the Arizona Fall League.

Brewers donate to Mets staffer's charity auction | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Brewers, along with other teams around baseball, have items up for sale in a charity auction in the memory of Shannon Forde, an account executive for the Mets who passed away due to cancer.