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What We Learned: Settling into camp

The pitchers and catchers are getting ready in camp, and we look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Pitchers and Catchers Report: Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Storylines | BCB Staff

As spring training begins, there are several stories to watch this spring, and each of the BCB writers picked one to watch.

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training Notes: Corey Ray won’t play, Neftali Feliz visa delayed | Jaymes L, BCB

A few players have already experienced some setbacks this spring, with Corey Ray still recovering from surgery and Neftali Feliz unable to get to the US yet.

Chase Anderson loses arbitration hearing, will make $2.45 million | -JP-, BCB

The resolution to Chase Anderson’s arbitration case came yesterday, and the pitcher will make $2.45 million in 2017.

Matt Garza's 2018 Option(s) Explained | Fred Hofstetter, BCB

The options for Matt Garza’s contract are a little complicated, but regardless of how it plays out, it shouldn’t be too bad for the Brewers.

Share Your Love with Milwaukee Brewers Valentines | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Need a late valentine for someone? Here’s some options you can use.

Minor League Notes

10 Milwaukee Brewers ranked in Minor League Ball’s Top 200 Prospects | Jaymes L, BCB

It’s another prospect list, this one featuring 10 Brewers from the farm system in the top 200 of Minor League Ball.

Milwaukee Brewers sign Nick Noonan to MiLB deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers continued to add to their minor-league depth yesterday with the signing of Nick Noonan to a minor-league contract.

Forgotten Brewers minor leaguers | icelandreliant, BCB FanPost

As the new top prospects come to camp, other prospects still in the Brewers system, but long forgotten as their stock has slumped, also come to camp hoping to get back on the radar.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers by position: Rotation will shake out during camp | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

While there will be a competition to watch with the starting rotation this spring, whatever combination the Brewers start the season with may not be the one they end it with.

Peralta enters camp eager to compete | Adam McCalvy,

Though Peralta ended 2016 on a high note, he still has a lot to prove this spring in camp.

I Ruined Derrick Turnbow | Brad Ford, Disciples of Uecker

The world of superstition is strong in baseball, and it came out very strongly in one fan of Derrick Turnbow.

101 Trends | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Looking into the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 trends, there is some information that can be pulled from looking at the rankings year by year.

That Sinking Feeling | Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Wily Peralta’s lack of success can be seen in his sinker, as his lack of a strong secondary pitch could cause problems for him in 2017.