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Programming note: Beginning today 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 picking out a name.

We are less than a week removed from the completion of the 2014 postseason, and we’re still waiting for the free agent market to open, but the Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time making the first major move of the offseason. On Saturday, they acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Blue Jays, sending likely non-tender candidate Marco Estrada to Toronto in return.

Lind is 31 years old and has played nine seasons in the majors with Toronto, appearing in 953 games and posting a .273 batting average with a .327 on-base percentage and .466 slugging. He significantly outperformed all of those numbers in 2014, but was limited to 96 games by back issues. He won a Silver Slugger Award in 2009, when he set a career-high with 35 home runs. Most of Lind’s damage has been done against right-handed pitching, as his OPS is just .588 against lefties. @Haudricourt suggests that we could see Jonathan Lucroy spell Lind at first base from time to time against southpaws.

Although he did break into the majors as a left fielder, Lind has been playing exclusively as a first baseman or designated hitter since 2010. He’s played a little more than 300 games at first base and UZR, an advanced defensive metric, rates him at four runs below average per 150 games for his career there.

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