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What We Learned: Brewers make moves at Winter Meetings

The Brewers made a few moves at the Winter Meetings, acquiring a reliever and making a few Rule 5 picks. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Roster Moves

Milwaukee Brewers avoid arbitration with Jimmy Nelson, agree to one-year deal
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Brewers acquire reliever Alex Claudio in trade with Texas Rangers
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers make two selections in minor league phase of Rule 5 Draft
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Winter Meetings Reports

Milwaukee Brewers interested in second baseman Daniel Murphy, per report
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers have scouted Yusei Kikuchi “extensively”
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers are open to reunions with Wade Miley, Mike Moustakas
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Teams are inquiring about trading for some of the Milwaukee Brewers depth pieces
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers “in the market for an ace-level arm,” per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Report: Brewers meet with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers have met with second baseman Ian Kinsler, per report
Brad Ford, BCB

Crew staying patient despite NL Central moves
Adam McCalvy,

5 takeaways from Counsell’s Meetings Q&A
Adam McCalvy,

Statistical Analysis

Milwaukee Brewers Trade Assets: Josh Hader
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers and the Twelve Man Rotation
jblasberg, BCB FanPosts

2018 Rule 5 Draft Scouting Reports
Eric Longenhagen, FanGraphs

Who are the Brewers getting in Alex Claudio?
Justin Schultz, The First Out at Third

The Unexpected Clayton Andrews
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Brewers Promotions

Brewers announce 2019 giveaway schedule
Jaymes L, BCB

Here are seven suggestions for the as-yet undetermined final Brewers bobblehead of 2019
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers, Admirals Team Up For “2-Man Advantage” Ticket Package
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Applications For 2019 Brew Crew Now Open
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Other News and Notes

Residents of Chicago Googled ‘Brewers’ more often than ‘Cubs’ in 2018
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Frosty Microbrew: Brewers Hope Young Pitchers Worth the Wait
Kyle Lobner, Rattler Radio