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What We Learned: Neftali Feliz joins the roster

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Neftali Feliz is the newest member of the Brewers. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

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Milwaukee Brewers’ signing of Neftali Feliz becomes official | Jaymes L, BCB

After a few days of speculation, the Brewers signing of Neftali Feliz was finally made official with an announcement yesterday.

Milwaukee Brewers reportedly expressed interest in Michael Saunders | Jaymes L, BCB

While Michael Saunders has signed with the Phillies, rumor is that the Brewers were interested in signing the outfielder.

Lewis Brinson tops Brewers prospect list from Minor League Ball | Jaymes L, BCB

Minor League Ball came out with their top 20 prospect list earlier this week, and Lewis Brinson leads the list from John Sickels.

Josh Hader is Ranked as Baseball’s #1 Left-Handed Pitching Prospect by MLB Pipeline | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

MLB Pipeline has been breaking down the prospects position-by-position, and Josh Hader comes in at #1 among left-handed pitchers.

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects List #1-10 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #11 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #12 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #13 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The top prospect list continues to build, as the top 10 is now complete and we move on to the next 10. Currently, voting is open for #13.

Milwaukee Brewers Announce “On Deck” Attendees | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The full roster of players attending the upcoming On Deck event has been announced,

The Thursday Thinker: The young generation | -JP-, BCB

It’s a new generation taking over the roster, with 22 of 39 players born in or after 1990. How many of them can you name?

Meme of the Year Nominations | Yar Nivek, BCB FanPost

Over in the FanPosts, Yar Nivek is taking nominations for the top meme from 2016.

One More Closer Candidate | Jack Stern, BCB FanPost

While Neftali Feliz may be the lead candidate for the closer role now, there’s another internal candidate that should be considered.

Links from Other Sites

Neftali Feliz's new one-year deal with the Brewers is a win-win | Mark Townsend, Big League Stew

The signing of Neftali Feliz is a good move for both sides, as Feliz can get the chance to close again, and the Brewers get some value for their bullpen on a low-risk deal.

Brewers Announce Complete 2017 Regular Season Schedule | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The full schedule for the Brewers has been announced, with game times for home and road games added to the schedule.

Youth Movement on Hold | Dylan Svoboda, BP Milwaukee

While Matt Garza is taking a space up in the rotation for now, he still could have value to the team if he can put together a good 2017.

Fun With Platoons | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

With the Brewers positional flexibility, there are many different lineups that the Brewers could put out based on the starting position, location, resting players, and more.

Eric Thames and Defensive Value | Sean Roberts, BP Milwaukee

There’s not much we can get from Eric Thames’ time in Korea, but there are some comparisons that can be made.

A chance to take a break from baseball...or not | Kyle Lobner, TimberRattlers.com

While some players choose to use the offseason to rest, others are active year-round, playing in fall and winter leagues.

Opening Day Ticket Opportunity Begins at Noon | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The yearly opportunity to buy Opening Day tickets is now open, and details are available for how to register for this opportunity.

Coop, 3 it is! Bagwell, Raines, Pudge elected to HOF | Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com

Three players were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Rainers, and Ivan Rodriguez. Meanwhile, former Brewer Trevor Hoffman barely missed making the Hall of Fame.

Improving Front Office Diversity | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

While diversity in the front office is important, it’s not as simple as hiring more minorities. The issue goes much deeper than that.

Even more MLB games will be available to stream in 2017 | Liz Roscher, Yahoo Sports

Options to watch games in-market are growing this season as NBC reached a deal with MLB to stream games in market for Comcast subscribers.