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What We Learned: Slow start to the spring

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The Brewers fell to 2-4 so far this spring with a loss yesterday to the Mariners. 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: 31

Yesterday’s Results

Mariners 6, Brewers 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brooks Kieschnick wants to talk to Nick Ramirez about becoming a pitcher | Jaymes L, BCB

Nick Ramirez is on the path to becoming a pitcher, and Brooks Kieschnick wants to talk to Ramirez about the process.

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 Preview by Position: First Base | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Eric Thames has the first base job for now, and a great opportunity to lock it down for the next several years.

Perhaps what we need is MORE unwritten rules written down | Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

If the unwritten rules of baseball were written down, what would they look like?

Links from Other Sites

Barnes bidding for prominent bullpen role | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Jacob Barnes is working for one of the bullpen spots this year, hoping to build off his time with the Brewers last season.

Joba playing mentor role at Brewers camp | Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com

After being a top prospects nearly a decade ago, Joba Chamberlain is settling into a role as a mentor to the Brewers top prospects.

Counsell set to adapt to new replay rules | Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com

In an effort to make replays more time efficient, the window to challenge and time of challenge have been reduced, meaning that Craig Counsell will have to make less informed decisions on replay challenges.

Replacing Chris Carter | Dylan Svoboda, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers are moving on from Chris Carter in 2017, but replacing his value could end up being a challenge.

Minor League Notes

Baseball Prospectus ranks Milwaukee Brewers’ farm system #3 in MLB | Jaymes L, BCB

The organization ranks came out from Baseball Prospectus, and the Brewers came in at #3 in the rankings.

Prospect Erceg making most of second chance | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

After screwing up in college, Lucas Erceg got himself on track and is taking advantage of his opportunity with the Brewers.

This Weekend’s Action

Friday: Brewers @ Angels | 2:10 pm
Saturday: Brewers vs. Rangers | 2:05 pm
Sunday: Brewers vs. Rockies | 2:05 pm