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What We Learned: A few days to action

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Workouts are in full swing and the first game is just a few days away. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Countdown to Opening Day: 40

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Hiram Burgos to start Friday for Milwaukee Brewers, Taylor Jungmann moving to bullpen | Jaymes L, BCB

The first game of spring training is just a few days away, and Hiram Burgos will be first up for the Brewers starters. Meanwhile, with too much competition ongoing among starting pitchers, Taylor Jungmann is shifting to a bullpen role.

Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jacob Nottingham says he ‘tried too hard’ last year | Jaymes L, BCB

Jacob Nottingham has fallen off prospect radars a bit, with many different criticisms of his previous season. Some of those problems may have been self-inflicted by pressing too hard.

Neftali Feliz reports to camp, not officially Milwaukee Brewers closer | Jaymes L, BCB

With visa issues cleared, Neftali Feliz is in Brewers camp, and will have to prove himself if he wants the closer’s role.

Digging Out Things the Milwaukee Brewers Were Good at in 2016 | Fred Hofstetter, BCB

Though the Brewers had a losing season in 2016, there were still many things that the team was good at last season.

Ex-Milwaukee Brewers find New Homes | eddiemathews, BCB

Many former Brewers are still active in the league, seeking new places to play this season.

Milwaukee Brewers Winter Ball Recap | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With winter leagues over, here’s a look back at how many of the players performed in their leagues.

MrLeam's Brewers Baseball Prospectus Quiz | MrLeam, BCB FanPost

How well can you identify a prospect based on an analytical look at them? See if you can identify the players based on what was written about them.

Links from Other Sites

Garza puts work in to achieve bounceback '17 | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Matt Garza was hard at work during the offseason, not ready to step away from baseball yet and wanting to improve from last season.

Brewers want to enrich fans' experience | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Behind the scenes at Miller Park, COO Rick Schlesinger has been working hard to improve the fan experience in 2017.

Something for everyone on Brewers' Glove Day | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

It was a day of gifts in camp on Tuesday as all of the players received their customized gloves for the 2017 season.

Hitters take their lumps as BP begins | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The first batting practice session took place yesterday, as batters started working at getting back into form for the upcoming season.

Brewers by position: Travis Shaw wants to be 'the guy' at third | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Given a new opportunity in Milwaukee, Travis Shaw wants to take it and lock down the third base position.

Milwaukee Brewers: Zach Davies Will Thrive in 2017 | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

After spending 90% of his season in the majors last year, Zach Davies is ready to thrive with a full year with the Brewers in 2017.

Austerity and Collusion | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

As MLB revenues continue to rise, teams are focused on cutting payroll and putting more of their stock into underpaid minor-league players.

On Tunnels and CSAA | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

A new statistic, Called Strikes Above Average, can provide some new insight into the successes or struggles of certain Brewers pitchers.

Camp Battles: Milwaukee Brewers | Jason Martinez, MLB Trade Rumors

There are several position battles going on in camp this year, with some that will have roster implications based on who wins.