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Pitchers and catchers have arrived for the Milwaukee Brewers, and there are actually things to discuss!

As the erstwhile Milwaukee Brewers writers in Arizona regale us with video and photo evidence of green grass, the crack of the bat, and pops of the glove, there is actually news afoot. I can barely contain my excitement for the return of baseball! Lets take a look at the stories as spring training begins to gestate.

Cory Ray unlikely to play in spring Training.

Adam McCavy has the details. Ray is recovering from off-season knee surgery, and is one of the Brewers top prospects. In the grand scheme of things, this is not that big of a deal. However it is always fun to see the top end of the Brewers “young controllable talent” play with the big club in spring.

Chase Anderson loses arbitration hearing.

Tom Haudricourt has you covered here. Anderson is one of the six pitchers in the mix for the starting rotation (though he may be on the outside looking in). This is a change from the previous regime that tried to avoid arbitration at all costs. Anderson will make $2.45 million this year.

Brewers’ sign Nick Noonan to a Minor League Contact.

NOONAN! CBS Sports reported this minor transaction. I know, journeymen infield depth is not all that exciting. However, David Stearns has a track record for finding diamonds in the rough. Perhaps this will be another low-key move that pays dividends (Spoiler: probably not).

Baseball Prospectus releases top 101 prospects. 

I know, this actually happened on Monday. However it is worth mentioning as it shows the depth in the farm system.  The Brewers have 7 players in the top 101, highlighted by Lewis Brinson at 12 and Josh Hader at 19.

Neftali Feliz will be late to camp. 

CBS sports by way of Tom Haudricourt has the report. It seems like this happens every year with multiple players, well, that’s because it does. Another minor issue, but worth keeping an eye on.

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