Rogers' power rankings: No. 17 Brewers

    • Third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been imported to replace Fielder in the middle of the Brewers' lineup, with career .222 hitter Mat Gamel getting first crack to play first base. The Brewers signed former Giant Travis Ishikawa to a minor-league contract.

    • The Brewers' current contract priority is right-hander Zack Greinke, who is eligible for free agency after the season.

    • Ace Yovani Gallardo is a sleeper pick to win the Cy Young award this season. But he'll be hurt by pitching in Miller Park, which doesn't bring the advantage of Dodger Stadium (Clayton Kershaw) and AT&T Park (Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain).

    • The Brewers hope that 22-year-old Wily Peralta develops into a No. 2 starter behind Gallardo. He can hit 98 with his fastball and won 11 games between Double A and Triple A last season.