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What We Learned: First win of the Cactus League

The Brewers got a win yesterday against the Rangers, the first win of the Cactus League season. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Countdown to Opening Day: 34

Yesterday’s Results

Brewers 5, Rangers 0

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

A Needed Change: The Automated Strike Zone | eddiemathews, BCB

One change that could help the game of baseball: Automating the strike zone. Though there would be many kinks to work out, it could help the game overall.

Extending Jonathan Villar | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

If the Brewers wanted to get a long-term extension for Jonathan Villar, what would they have to put together to make it happen?

Ryan Braun won’t play until after World Baseball Classic | Jaymes L, BCB

As usual, Ryan Braun is getting some extra rest in spring training. This year, he won’t play in a game until the World Baseball Classic has concluded.

Links from Other Sites

Pitcher Junior Guerra faces challenge of repeating surprise season | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

After an unexpectedly good season last season, Junior Guerra has the challenge of figuring out how to replicate that success.

Thames rides KBO tear into Majors | Phil Rogers,

Eric Thames is riding his success from Korea into Brewers camp, hoping to show that he belongs in the majors once again.

Subero gets his chance to represent Venezuela | Adam McCalvy,

First base coach is getting the chance to represent Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic this year. He has been added to Team Venezuela’s coaching staff.

When Will the Brewers Spend Again? | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers resisted the urge this offseason to make a major purchase in free agency. How long will it be until they can start spending again?

Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun’s Light Load | Joe Kiemen, Dairyland Express

By resting Ryan Braun this spring, the Brewers are allowing the crowded outfield to commit and put together the best possible team coming out of the spring.

Players Sample New Concession Items | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Brewers players recently got to sample some of the new items available at Miller Park concession stands for the upcoming season.

Minor League Notes

Give him a (pitching) hand: Ramirez back on mound | Adam McCalvy,

Nick Ramirez is continuing his transition from first base to pitcher this spring, and he is impressing in camp so far this spring.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Minor League Depth the Best in MLB | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Though they don’t have the star prospects other organizations have, the Brewers overall depth is top in the league.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) vs. Royals (Chris Duffy) | 2:05 pm