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There’s plenty more work to be done this MLB offseason, but on Thursday night, things got interesting. And it’s all thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Earlier in the week, reports would surface saying that the Brewers had made an offer for Miami Marlins outfielder, Christian Yelich. But Thursday night, talks would ramp up. And now, Yelich is a Milwaukee Brewer. That’s got to feel good for a variety of reasons. For starters, the Brewers are a young team on the rise. But also, his relationship with the Marlins was beyond repair. And now he doesn’t have to worry about playing for them any longer.

But the Brewers didn’t stop there.

Shortly after that deal had been reached, Milwaukee signed 31-year-old outfielder Lorenzo Cain for five years at a cost of $80 million. Cain is still good, but it’s understandable to worry about giving a contract like this out to a player who’s almost 32. Moreover, the Brewers can’t afford financial mistakes quite like the Cubs or Dodgers can. But one thing is clear: this team is here to compete. The rebuild is over. And with their outfield depth — Keon Broxton, Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana — another move is on the horizon. Probably for starting pitching.

Of course, there’s always free agents Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta to consider. But for now, let’s just be happy the offseason if moving. Even if it is ever-so-slightly.

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