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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 improving your regularity.

We are 52 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park, and the Milwaukee Brewers still have some work to do to shore up portions of their roster before they’ll be ready for the 2015 season. Andrew Simon of Sports on Earth listed them as one of five teams with unfinished business this offseason, noting that the first base issue has been addressed with Adam Lind but question marks remain in the bullpen.

At least one spot in the Opening Day bullpen is likely to be filled by a pitcher that failed to win a spot in the April starting rotation. Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson are the two arms most likely to be on the bubble, and Jim Owczarski of OnMilwaukee.com talked to Fiers about trying to earn a permanent spot on the roster.

Scott Lindholm of Beyond the Box Score has Fiers in his projected rotation, for what that’s worth, and has the Brewers’ starting five projected for around nine wins above replacement (fWAR). That number would give them the third-best group in the division, behind the Cubs and Cardinals but ahead of the Pirates and Reds.

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