The 2022-23 MLB offseason is here. The Milwaukee Brewers fell short of the postseason, leading to their offseason beginning earlier than hoped. Now, the work needs to begin on improving this team for 2023 and getting them back into the playoffs.
There is no shortage of work ahead, as the shortcomings were many with the 2022 Brewers. The offseason is their best opportunity to make improvements to the roster, address those shortcomings, and ensure they continue the window of contention as long as possible.
There will be roster turnover this offseason, as there is every year. The Brewers have a number of players hitting free agency. Some might re-sign, some will leave. Others will be traded, or non-tendered. Free agents may be signed, prospects will be promoted. The 40 man roster Milwaukee ended with in 2022 will not be the same one they carry into 2023, that is for sure. How many changes there will be is yet to be determined.
With all these changes, it can be so hard to keep track of what the Brewers roster situation really is. That’s what this preview is here for. All of the roster decisions that they will face this upcoming offseason will be previewed here. We’ll look at the players that are free agents, those with contract options to be decided, players that are in arbitration and could be non-tendered, positions of need, and more.
This is a crucial offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers. They clearly took a step back in 2022 and the mid-season trade of Josh Hader puzzled many, not only in Milwaukee but around the league. For the clubhouse to gain trust back in the front office, they’ll want to see a commitment to winning and improving this roster.
In previewing the Milwaukee Brewers offseason, we’ll look at the Brewers free agents, arbitration class, contract option decisions, positions of need, and more.
To improve this roster, some players will have to go out, and some new players will have to come in.
Turnover is inevitable, but that’s what makes the offseason so exciting. It’s an opportunity to reset, make some wholesale changes to the active roster, and get ready for the start of the next regular season where everyone begins on a clean slate and a 0-0 record.