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What We Learned: Preparing Miller Park

With under a week to go, preparations are ongoing to get Miller Park game ready for the big day. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Countdown to Opening Day: 6

Yesterday’s Action

The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Texas Rangers potentially interested in Wily Peralta, per report | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

After a rough year in 2016, Wily Peralta has been rebuilding his value as a player. He’s rebuilt enough to gain some interest from the Rangers, who recently scouted one of his starts.

Jaymes' 3 Milwaukee Brewers storylines to follow in 2017
Jaymes’ bold predictions for the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

As the regular season is about to start, the writers of BCB are putting together their storylines to watch and bold predictions for the 2017 season. First up are the storylines and predictions from Jaymes.

Links from Other Sites

Broxton, Santana enjoy their share of Barrels | Daniel Kramer,

Statcast has yielded its share of new statistics for baseball. One of those is Barreled Balls, which refers to balls hit in an optimal way. Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana had their share of those hits in 2017.

Stearns has chips if stars align at Deadline | Adam McCalvy,

Even though the Brewers have traded away plenty of players in the last few seasons, they still have assets to trade if things go well this season.

With no retirement plans, Bob Uecker primed for another season | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Some things are constant. One of those is Bob Uecker in the Brewers broadcast booth, as he prepares for another season behind the mic on Brewers broadcasts.

Orlando Arcia has eye on better discipline at plate | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As his first full season with the Brewers approaches, Orlando Arcia wants to improve on his rough plate performance from his first few months with the team.

Milwaukee Brewers: Breaking Down the Starting Rotation and Bullpen | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

An overview of the current situation between the Brewers starting rotation and bullpen, where several decisions still have to be made.

The Brewers Striking National Irrelevance | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

With the Brewers in rebuilding mode, no national media outlets are interested in the Brewers at all, relegating them to side mentions and treating them like they don’t exist right now. Luckily, in the current media environment, there’s still more than enough places that do care about the Brewers.

Rebuilding Brewers, steals leader Villar are on the move | The Associated Press

Even though the Brewers aren’t expected to compete in 2017, there’s still plenty to watch from this team. The Associated Press put together a few things to watch with the Brewers in 2017.

Miller Park Opening Day Ceremonies Set | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

With Opening Day less than a week away, the ceremonies are set for one of the best yearly traditions in baseball.

Photos: Brewers prepare Miller Park for opening day | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Final preparations are also underway at Miller Park, as everything comes together to prep for the first games of the season.

Minor League Notes

Photo Gallery: Spring Training (AAA/AA) 3/27/17
Photo Gallery: Angels @ Brewers Minor League Spring Training
Miller Park Prospects

Miller Park Prospects gets plenty of photos from the minor league side during spring training. Here’s some from a recent workout and set of spring games.

Player Pages: Mitch Lambson | Miller Park Prospects

Selected as part of the Rule 5 draft, Mitch Lambson is currently working his way through the Brewers system, spending last year with Colorado Springs and Biloxi.

Prospect Primer | Lane Grindle, Minor Details

Which prospects should you watch this season, and what should you know about them? Here’s a quick overview on what to watch in the minors.

Mehring in Arizona: Day 1 | Chris Mehring, Rattler Radio

Chris Mehring of the Timber Rattlers is currently in Arizona, and he’s documenting his time down there in his blog.

Broadcast Schedule Announced for 2017 | Chris Mehring,

The Timber Rattlers have announced their broadcast schedule for 2017. Included is radio broadcasts for all games, MILB.TV broadcasts for all home and some road games, and TV broadcasts for select games.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) vs. Indians (Corey Kluber) | 3:05 pm