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What We Learned: Time to slim down the roster

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The first set of roster cuts happened yesterday as the Brewers played two games. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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

Countdown to Opening Day: 25

Yesterday’s Results

Brewers 7, Dodgers 2
Brewers 5, White Sox 4

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers make first round of roster cuts | -JP-, BCB

The Brewers made their first round of roster cuts yesterday, sending Adrian Houser, Jacob Nottingham, Corey Ray, and Yhonathan Barrios (all recovering from injuries) to the minor-league camp.

25 Man & Batting Order | danhoff, BCB FanPost

Based on what we know about the 2017 team so far, what could the batting order and bench look like for the Brewers?

Links from Other Sites

Brewers' Wang focused on getting back to bigs | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Wei-Chung Wang is focused on making in back to the big leagues, even turning down a chance to pitch for China in the WBC to get more time in camp.

Q&A with Brewers prospect Corey Ray | Jim Callis, MLB.com

While in Brewers camp, Jim Callis spoke with Brewers #2 prospect Corey Ray.

Brewers prospect Williams to have tests on elbow | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Pitching prospect Devin WIlliams has been experiencing some pain in his elbow and is undergoing tests, with the potential for an MRI if recommended.

Ryan Braun's legacy complicated | Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It’s been a complicated career for Ryan Braun, between the two playoff seasons and the PED accusations and suspension.

How to Best Maximize the 2017 Brewers Rotation | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers have 162 starts to go around in 2017, and need to balance them not only between starting candidates, but between winning, development, and trade value.

Thinking Outside the Box 3: A Bullpen for 2017 | Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

If the Brewers did go with a piggyback starter system for 2017, how would the bullpen need to adapt to work with this?

Today’s Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) @ Padres (Jarred Cosart) | 2:05 pm