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What We Learned: Spring training games kick off

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Spring Training games are underway as the Brewers went 3-1 in the first weekend. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Friday: Brewers 2, Cubs 1
Friday: Brewers 6, Giants 5
Saturday: Angels 6, Brewers 5
Sunday: Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 1


Starting Rotation

Craig Counsell says the Brewers will use 8-man bullpen in 2018; Suter, Wilkerson get first spring starts
Jaymes L, BCB

The Milwaukee Brewers might actually roll the dice with their current group of starters
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers one of several teams continuing to “monitor” free agent starters, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Gallardo looks to work higher in strike zone
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Chacin reintroducing changeup to repertoire
Chris Gabel and Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com


Minor League Notes

The Brewers Prospect Cheat Sheet
Cheeseandcorn, BCB FanPost

MLB Pipeline releases Milwaukee Brewers top-30 prospects list
Brad Ford, BCB

Minor League Ball releases top-20 Milwaukee Brewers prospects
Brad Ford, BCB

Recovering Arms
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Brewers pitching prospect Adrian Houser ready to move forward after appendectomy setback
Tom Haudricourt, JSOnline.com


Position Battles

Milwaukee Brewers 2018 Preview by Position: First Base
Milwaukee Brewers 2018 Preview by Position: Second Base
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Who’s on Second?
Dylan Svoboda, BP Milwaukee

Braun looking good taking reps at first base
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

‘Four studs’ for three spots in Brewers’ outfield
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Notes: Jett Bandy is facing an uphill battle with the Brewers
Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt, JSOnline.com


Other News and Notes

Geoff Jenkins elected to Brewers Walk of Fame; Fielder, Melvin, Dalton to Wall of Honor
Jaymes L, BCB

Christian Yelich may need to tweak his swing, but says he won’t
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers reveal plans for Maryvale spring training facility upgrades
Jaymes L, BCB

A Modest Free Agency Proposal
Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

What’s in a Name? Jhoulys Chacín’s Teammates are Put to the Test
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Brewers owner Attanasio has eye on ending playoff drought
Associated Press

Hosmer and Yelich Do Not Need to Change
Jeff Sulivan, FanGraphs

Brewers must add starter to compete with Cubs
Jon Heyman, Fanrag Sports


Upcoming Games

Monday: Brewers (Junior Guerra) vs. Indians (Josh Tomlin) | 2:05 pm (TV/Radio)
Tuesday: Brewers (Chase Anderson) vs. Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) | 2:05 pm (TV)