Chicago White Sox - DH Eloy Jimenez
The White Sox are a disaster. Rumor had it the Brewers were in talks with the Sox about Eloy Jimenez at the Trade Deadline and talks could be revisited this offseason. Jimenez has had his share of injuries in recent years, but when he's healthy, he's one incredible hitter. Jimenez's ability to hit for both average and power would be a much needed boost to the Brewers lineup. He's under contract for at least 2024 with club options for 2025 and 2026.
Cleveland Guardians - Shane Bieber
This would be the best possible replacement for Brandon Woodruff in the Brewers rotation in 2024. Bieber has one year of arbitration remaining as well, he's a high level pitcher, and Cleveland could very well look to trade him and get something for him, similar to what many fans believed the Brewers could do with Woodruff or Corbin Burnes this winter. Bieber would be a short term investment to strengthen the rotation and keep a big three atop the group.
Kansas City Royals - SP/RP Austin Cox
Similar to the Nationals, the Royals don't have much to trade. Most of their veterans are all gone, the Brewers have no need for Salvador Perez, and whatever good, young players they have they will want to keep. Austin Cox was solid, but not spectacular out of the Royals bullpen, he has experience as as starter in the minor leagues, and perhaps getting him away from the Royals pitching development staff could help him. Kansas City has struggled to develop pitching. Cox is a left hander, and the Brewers could use another left handed reliever at their disposal.
Detroit Tigers - RP Tyler Alexander
Just like the Royals, the Tigers don't have much in available big league assets. For Canha the Brewers only got a Double-A pitcher, which speaks to what Detroit has available. Tyler Alexander is a left handed relief arm that had a solid, not spectacular 2023 season. He has two years of team control left and perhaps he could be available for a decent price.
Minnesota Twins - RP Caleb Thielbar
Let's make it three straight left handed relievers from the AL Central. Caleb Thielbar is a 36 year old lefty that is somehow still in arbitration. It's his last year of it and he's coming off a strong 2023 campaign. Perhaps the Twins could cash him in while they can.