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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 jumbled.

We are still 94 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Maryvale Baseball Park to open the 2015 season, but Monday was an offseason-defining day for two of the Milwaukee Brewers’ rivals in the National League Central Division.

First, the Cardinals pulled off arguably the biggest trade of the offseason to date, trading pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to the Braves for outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden. Heyward is 25, has already played five seasons in the majors and won his second Gold Glove in 2014, making up for something of a down year offensively. Walden had a 2.88 ERA over 58 appearances for the Braves in 2014 and struck out 11.2 batters per nine innings. Noah Jarosh of Brew Crew Ball has a look at what this deal means for the other teams in the division.

While things got better in St. Louis, things took a turn for the worse in Pittsburgh as former Pirates catcher Russell Martin signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Blue Jays. Martin hit .256 with a .362 on-base percentage and .401 slugging in two seasons with Pittsburgh, and received votes for the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award both seasons. He’ll leave a significant gap for the Pirates to attempt to fill this winter.

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