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What We Learned: First weekend of games done

The first few games are in the books. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

This Weekend’s Results

Friday: Brewers 11, UW-Milwaukee 0
Saturday: Angels 2, Brewers 0
Sunday: Dodgers 10, Brewers 8

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Baseball America ranks Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system #8 overall | Jaymes L, BCB

Praise for the Brewers system continues to come in as the Brewers system was ranked #8 by Baseball America.

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio shows newfound restraint with Matt Wieters | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

By not signing Matt Wieters late in the offseason, owner Mark Attanasio is showing new restraint that he hasn’t shown before.

BCB Mailbag 17: A troll in the best shape of my life | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

In last week’s mailbag, topics include being called a troll, Keon Broxton, Las Vegas over/unders, and more.

BCB Fanpost Prompt of the Week | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Rule Enforcement - Pace of Game | Ryno1981, BCB FanPost
Rules of Baseball - The Unwritten Rules | Adam Bray, BCB FanPost

The topic of this week’s BCB FanPost prompt: If you could change one rule of baseball, what would it be?

Links from Other Sites

Gennett passes first spring test in left field | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Scooter Gennett’s first experience in left field went well on Friday, getting him off to a strong spring start.

Burgos seeks job with Crew via WBC 2017 | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Hiram Burgos will get an extended chance to make the team this spring thanks to his participation in the World Baseball Classic.

Peralta readies himself for Classic duty | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Wily Peralta is also preparing for the possibility of pitching in the WBC, as he may pitch in the first round of the tournament.

Feliz nearing game action with Brewers | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Neftail Feliz is still playing catch-up in camp, and got his first chance to throw batting practice on Sunday.

Suter embraces soft-tossing uniqueness | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Brent Suter made an impression in his debut last season, and is hoping that will help him win a job this spring.

Jonathan Villar has earned keeper status in Brewers rebuild | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Though an extension didn’t happen, Jonathan Villar has earned the right to be kept in the Brewers organization.

Boyhood friendship spills into majors | Adam McCalvy and Steve Gilbert, MLB.com

A friendship between Adrian Houser and Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley has continued into the majors, where the two support each other in their major league careers.

Brewers Announce 2017 TV Schedule | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The TV schedule for the year is out, and 155 of the 162 games will be broadcast on TV, including 150 on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

Brewers prospects pay homage to 'Wayne's World' in most excellent video | Mark Townsend, Big League Stew

Brett Phillips and Josh Hader recently honored the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World with a remake of their own.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) @ Rangers (SS) (Eddie Gamboa) | 2:05 pm