Monday- Lind leads the way

Programming note: Beginning this month 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 lured in. The seventh week of the offseason begins today for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have already answered one of their biggest offseason questions by acquiring first baseman Adam Lind from the Blue Jays. The organization had to beat out at least one other team for…

Programming note: Beginning this month 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 lured in.

The seventh week of the offseason begins today for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have already answered one of their biggest offseason questions by acquiring first baseman Adam Lind from the Blue Jays. The organization had to beat out at least one other team for Lind’s services, however, as Toronto reportedly discussed a deal with the Orioles before making a deal with Milwaukee (h/t BBTF). Talks with Baltimore broke off after the Orioles refused to deal first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce.

On top of adding a lefty bat with power and solid plate discipline, the Brewers may also have added some fans in Indiana with the Lind deal. An editorial in Lind’s hometown paper, the Madison County, (Indiana) Herald Bulletin showed excitement over fans’ newfound ability to drive up from Central Indiana to watch him play. 

How much Lind will play, however, remains a question as he’s shown a significant split in his performance against right and left-handed pitchers in recent years. That statistical difference suggests a platoon could be possible at first base, but at least one of baseball’s top stars doesn’t like that type of arrangement.

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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.