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What We Learned: There’s no mercy in baseball

The Brewers took down the Mariners on Monday with a score that more closely resembled a football game instead of a baseball game. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Countdown to Opening Day: 19

Yesterday’s Results

Brewers 24, Mariners 3
Brewers 7, Cubs 7

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

An Update on the Milwaukee Brewers’ Offense | eddiemathews, BCB

After Monday night’s massive explosion of offense, how is the Brewers offense looking?

Josh Hader among Milwaukee Brewers’ second round of roster cuts | Jaymes L, BCB

The Brewers made their second round of roster cuts on Monday, sending Josh Hader, along with seven other players, back to the minor league camp.

7 Milwaukee Brewers ranked in Fangraphs' Top 100 Prospects | eddiemathews, BCB

In the recently released FanGraphs list of top 100 prospects, the Brewers placed seven players on the list.

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 Preview by Position: Left Field
Milwaukee Brewers 2017 Preview by Position: Center Field
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Continuing in the position by position preview for the season, it’s a look at two of the three outfield positions.

WBC Roundup: Hernan Perez, Venezuela advance to second round (with controversy!) | Jaymes L, BCB

Team Venezuela made it to the second round of the World Baseball Classic, but it’s advance was the result of some math that left Mexico on the outside despite beating Venezuela.

Monday Meanderings - Spring Training Week 2 | eddiemathews, BCB

It’s the weekly look back at the previous week in the minor league season.

Arizona Blues | nullacct, BCB FanPost

The days of spring are dragging along, and to help spice them up, here’s a parody of a Bruno Mars song.

Links from Other Sites

Aguilar trying to seize opportunity with Brewers | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Despite being taken away from a team on the verge of winning the World Series, Jesus Aguilar is taking advantage of the better opportunity he has to make the Brewers roster.

Counsell surprised by spring shifts vs. Thames | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Despite it being early in spring training, Eric Thames is seeing some strong shifts in the infield when he’s batting, resulting in a colder start.

Guerra in line to start Opening Day for Crew | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Junior Guerra made the start on Monday, and is currently in line to get the Opening Day start if everything holds together as is.

Puerto Rico well-represented in Brewers camp | Logan Newman, MLB.com

Six players in Brewers camp come from Puerto Rico, which has a very different feel for pitching than the Brewers minor leagues do.

Joba Chamberlain trying to earn Brewers' bullpen spot | Associated Press

After pitching well for Cleveland last season but getting cut in July, Joba Chamberlain is hoping for another chance in the majors by making the Brewers roster this spring.

The youngest (projected) teams of 2017 | Henry Druschel, Beyond the Box Score

With all of the prospects and young players on the Brewers roster, it’s no surprise that they have the projected fourth youngest roster in the majors.

A PECOTA-Powered Case Against Trading Ryan Braun | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

With the amount of money out there that other outfielders are pulling in for lesser performances, there’s definitely value in retaining Ryan Braun.

Jonathan Villar Powers Up | Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

With a little more power, Jonathan Villar could become one of the rare players to hit 20 home runs and steal 60 bases in a season.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Rockies (Kyle Freeland) | 3:05 pm