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What We Learned: Back to Miller Park

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It’s an off day as the Brewers are traveling back to Miller Park. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Jesus Aguilar informed that he’ll make Milwaukee Brewers’ Opening Day Roster | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

More players are being informed that they will make the roster, and Jesus Aguilr was one of those players, earning a spot through his strong spring.

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett claimed by Cincinnati Reds | -JP-, BCB

The spot for adding Aguilar was opened by placing Scooter Gennett on waivers, where he was claimed by the Reds. With the infield filled and more prospects on the rise, the chance for Gennett to get playing time was not going to be there.

Milwaukee Brewers still reluctant to say who fills last 3 rotation spots | Jaymes L, BCB

Even though Opening Day is only 4 days away, the rest of the starting rotation remains an enigma. The Brewers currently have Peralta, Garza, and Nelson lined up for the spots, but have made no official announcement.

eddiemathews’ 3 Milwaukee Brewers storylines to follow in 2017
eddiemathews' Bold Predictions for the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers
eddiemathews, BCB

JP’s Bold Predictions for the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers
JP’s 3 Milwaukee Brewers Storylines to Follow in 2017
-JP-, BCB

The Cardinal Way.... how did they really acquire, develop and retain players. | justthestatsman, BCB FanPost

How did the Cardinals build their roster? What lessons could the Brewers take from looking at the Cardinals development?


Links from Other Sites

2017 MLB Season Preview & Predictions | SB Nation

The SB Nation MLB Season Preview is up, which includes a prediction that the Brewers will finish in third place in the NL Central.

2017 Front Office Confidence Survey - Preseason Edition | Mike Bates, MLB Daily Dish

How is the front office performing? Mike Bates is asking for help with a new survey to rate the front offices of each MLB team.

Gennett bids farewell after Reds claim 2B | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

After being claimed off waivers on Tuesday, Gennett is saying farewell to the organization that he spent the first several years of his pro career with.

Peralta positions self for comeback season | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Wily Peralta has struggled in the last few years, but a good end to 2016 followed by a strong start in spring training has his in position for a bounce back year.

Brewers' Pina Finally Earns Opening Day Spot | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Another player that has earned an Opening Day spot is Manny Pina, and it’s been a long time coming for the catcher.

Redesigning Compensation | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

The system of player salaries in both the major and minor leagues has many problems, and a complete redesign of the system is needed.

Walk, Whiff, Smash, Swipe! | Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers are set to rack up the stats in four areas this season: Draw walks, record strikeouts, hit home runs, and steal bases.

The Macro Gennett | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

While many people will call Scooter Gennett a failure in the development of Brewers players, the fact that he produced as he was expected to shows that the Brewers development was actually right on for him.

Hey, you! Stop saying the Brewers will lose 100+ games | Gabe Stoltz, Disciples of Uecker

While the Brewers are likely not going to be in the playoff chase this season, believing this team will be one of the worst in MLB and lose over 100 games is also wrong.

Hitter projections for the 2017 Milwaukee Brewers | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

The First Out at Third has put together some of their own projections for the Brewers offense in 2017.

Brewers Unveil New Food and Beverage Experience | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers officially unveiled their new concessions experience, and it will be available to try out during the exhibition games this weekend.


Minor League Notes

Minor League pitcher Gentry Fortuno opens up after being released by Milwaukee Brewers | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Among the recent list of minor league players released is pitcher Gentry Fortuno. Kyle had a chance to talk to him following his release.

Player Pages: Michael Reed
Player Pages: Junior Rincon
Miller Park Prospects

Profiles on minor league players Michael Reed and Junior Rincon.

Seven Minor League Players Released | Miller Park Prospects

The Brewers released another wave of minor league players earlier in the week, headlined by pitchers Mitch Lambson and Cesar Jimenez, and first baseman Cody Decker.

Photo Gallery: Spring Training (AAA/AA) 3/28/17 | Miller Park Prospects

More pictures from the minor league side of spring training camp.

Mehring in Arizona: Day 2
Mehring in Arizona: Day Three
Chris Mehring, Ratter Radio

As Chris Mehring is in Timber Rattlers camp for their prep for the season, he chronicles his experience in the Wisconsin camp so far.


Today’s Action

The Brewers are off today before starting a two-game exhibition series against the White Sox tomorrow.