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What We Learned: Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day

It’s a big day today as pitchers and catchers report (and there may be some other minor holiday about love going on today as well). We get you ready for that in today’s What We Learned.

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Rockies V Brewers

Countdown to P&C: TODAY
Countdown to Opening Day: 48

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brandon Phillips and Ryan Braun | eddiemathews, BCB

The recent haul that the Reds got for second baseman Brandon Phillips may be a cautionary tale of what will happen to the Brewers if they wait to trade Braun until after his full no-trade clause is in place.

Milwaukee Brewers Have 7 Players Ranked in Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Another group of rankings are out, and this one placed seven of the Brewers prospects in the top 101 prospects in baseball.

Brew Crew Ball Community Top Prospects Vote #30 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

It’s the last chance to vote for the BCB top prospects as the list concludes with #30.

Links from Other Sites

Stearns focused on moving Brewers forward | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

As spring training kicks off today, GM David Stearns answered some questions about the upcoming season.

Matt Garza’s Final Escape Chance | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

If Matt Garza wants to pitch for a contender again, he will have to take advantage of this year and pitch well, as it may be his final chance to get out of Milwaukee.

Prospective 2018 | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

It’s never too early to look to next year, and here’s a very early look at what the 2018 lineup could be.

Hacking is the new juicing in sports industry | Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Is the Cardinals case just the first in a new generation of cheating, where hacking into other teams’ databases is the new concern?