There are some considerable upgrades available on the free agent market, but will the Brewers pull the trigger?
With plenty of players still to choose from, president of baseball operations David Stearns and the rest of the Brewers front office have some decisions to make in regards to filling out their roster before Opening Day on April 1. GM’s, analytics personnel and scouts all around the league have their work cut out for them this offseason, as they attempt to assess players and their potential fit with their respective organization based on a shortened 2020 season.
For the Brewers, it’s pretty well known throughout the organization that the biggest needs are at the corners of the infield and maybe a backend starter or reliever just in case a blockbuster deal is made for Josh Hader.
Sure, there are big names out there with the likes of Trevor Bauer, JT Realmuto, George Springer and several more, but the Brewers know their situation. Stearns has already openly come out and stated there may be a potential payroll cut due to the coronavirus so things might be tricky, but they’re looking for a needle in a haystack or two to get back to the playoffs for an impressive fourth straight year.
The Brewers payroll in 2020 ranked 24th in the majors but that’s what makes the recent success in Brew City so sweet for baseball fans. Milwaukee is in a great spot right now with some phenomenal young talent in the form of Christian Yelich, Brandon Woodruff, Devin Williams, Corbin Burnes, Josh Hader along with many more, but there are still some key pieces missing that were exposed towards the end of last season that need to be addressed.
This offseason’s free agency period could really help bolster up the roster and make another postseason run. Here are a few players that the Brewers front office might want to look at signing for the upcoming season.