Friday- So long Sean Halton

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Programming note: The Frosty Mug has moved to its own site at BrewersFrostyMug.net. The Mug you know and love continues uninterrupted in this new space, and its Facebook and Twitter feeds will remain the same, but if you wish to continue following the Mug please bookmark (or follow the RSS feed from) its new location.

Some things to read while getting back up.

We are 70 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park for spring training, and the Milwaukee Brewers’ clubhouse staff got through the entirety of the 2014 Winter Meetings without having to prepare a locker for any new additions to the team. The meetings’ final official piece of business was the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning, and the Brewers opted not to make a selection in the major or minor league portions. Milwaukee had the 14th overall pick in the major league portion and was one of just three teams in the first 14 to decline to make a selection.

A couple of longtime members of the Brewers organization moved on, however, during the minor league rounds. First, the Orioles selected first baseman/outfielder Sean Halton in the AAA portion of the draft, ending his six-year tenure as a minor leaguer with this franchise. Halton appeared in 122 games for Nashville in 2014 and hit .293 with a .342 on-base percentage and .435 slugging, and has a .281/.348/.463 batting line over three seasons at that level. He appeared in 42 games as a member of the Brewers in 2013.

Not long after Halton’s selection the Angels drafted 2014 Huntsville outfielder Kentrail Davis. Davis was a supplemental first round pick in the 2009 draft but never quite caught on, hitting just .266 with a .358 on-base percentage and .389 slugging over five professional seasons while playing primarily in right field.

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Former BrewCrewBall editor Kyle Lobner has produced the Frosty Mug each weekday since March 2008. That’s nearly 1500 Mugs across six years, a tenure that saw the project grow from a small daily diversion to an all-encompassing look at the Brewers universe. He brought the Mug to Milwaukee Magazine prior to the 2014 Brewers season. When Kyle's not writing about the Brewers or talking about them on the radio, you’ll often find the Appleton resident at the ballpark with his wife, Laura, or out for a walk with his dachshund, Gorman.