Links from BCB
- We're only four days away from Opening Day. Today's countdown post looks at the four best players in Brewers history by fWAR.
- Derek finished up his preview of the different Brewers positions for 2016 with a look at the pitchers in the starting rotation.
- What will Travis be watching for in 2016? He has a list of his four big storylines to watch in 2016.
- Meanwhile, Kyle has four bold predictions about the Brewers for the 2016 season.
Other Brewers News and Notes
- Adam McCalvy is on board the hype train with Chris Carter, predicting that the first baseman will hit 40 home runs this season.
- Brett Phillips got a start in the big league camp yesterday prior to heading out with the team to Houston. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com spoke to Phillips about his recovery and what it meant to get into an actual game.
- Even though the numbers haven't been good this spring, it hasn't brought Aaron Hill down. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Hill is feeling comfortable and ready for the season.
- It's taken Colin Walsh a while, but he will finally be on an Opening Day roster this season. David Laurila of FanGraphs has an interview with Walsh on his career to this point.
- Projections are often wrong, but they can still provide glimpses into the general perception and ability of a player. Seth Victor of BP Milwaukee broke down the PECOTA projection to find out what we can learn about Wily Peralta from his projection.
- Baseball Prospectus released their organizational rankings for the 30 farm systems, and the Brewers system came in at #10.
- Tony Blengino of ESPN.com has a preview of the Brewers season.
- Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects reports that the Brewers made a series of minor league moves yesterday. They signed pitcher Stepen Kohlscheen to a minor-league deal and released five other players.
- Opening Day ceremonies are in place for Monday. Cait Covers the Bases has all of the details for Monday, including tickets that are still available.
- If you're looking for something to watch tomorrow morning, Cait Covers the Bases notes that Bernie Brewer will be on Good Morning America.
- Phil Rogers of MLB.com has a preview of the NL Central.
- Beyond the Box Score also has a NL Central preview.
- The Angels are expected to sign RHP Kyle Kendrick.
- The Braves released LHP Alex Torres and signed outfielder Drew Stubbs to a minor-league contract.
- The Indians finalized their rotation for 2016 and sent RHP Trevor Bauer to the bullpen.
- The Mariners acquired RHP Nick Vincent from the Padres for a PTBNL.
- The Marlins are serious about their new no facial hair policy. Dayn Perry of CBS Sports reports that pitcher Jarred Cosart received a warning for having too much stubble on his face.
- The Nationals released and re-signed RHP Bronson Arroyo and Burke Badenhop to minor-league deals.
- The Pirates have added RHP Juan Nicasio to their rotation after a strong spring.
- The Rays released catcher Rene Rivera and reliever David Carpenter.
- The Red Sox have named Travis Shaw as their starting third baseman over Pablo Sandoval.
- The criminal charges against Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes have been dropped in Hawaii. This case will now go to commissioner Rob Manfred, who had been waiting for the outcome of the legal case before making a decision on a suspension for Reyes.
- The Tigers announced that RHP Shane Greene will be the fifth starter in their rotation. They also re-signed reliever Bobby Parnell and infielder Casey McGehee to minor-league contracts.
- The White Sox purchased the contract of shortstop Jimmy Rollins and outrighted RHP Jacob Turner.
- Yankees LHP Andrew Miller has a chip fracture in his right wrist and is out indefinitely. In addiiton, RHP Bryan Mitchell will miss three months due to a fractured toe.
With Cactus League play done, the Brewers are heading to Houston for a two-game exhibition series against the Astros. First pitch for today's game is at 7:10 pm.