2 questions Brewers have already answered in 2024, 1 that still lingers

The Brewers have gone young this season and it's working out pretty well so far
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Question: How will the starting rotation shake out without Burnes and Woodruff?

Answer: Shrug

The Brewers starting rotation has been put together with duct tape and chewing gum pretty much since the beginning of the 2024 season. The rotation was the strength of the roster for the past several years, but it was clearly much weaker coming into this season. Brandon Woodruff will miss the whole season while Adrian Houser and Cy Young winner Corbin Burnes were traded away.

Milwaukee's front office patched a rotation together with veteran journeymen. They brought back Colin Rea and Wade Miley, while signing Joe Ross and Jakob Junis to help fill the starting five. Three of those four journeymen are on the injured list. Miley is out for the year while Junis made just one start. DL Hall, acquired in the Burnes trade and a big part of the rotation plans, struggled in his first four starts before an injury hit him as well.

The injuries have forced the Brewers to rely on Bryse Wilson to move from the bullpen to the rotation, something he's done quite well. They've also had to rely on guys like Tobias Myers, Robert Gasser, and Aaron Ashby with varying degrees of success. Injuries have made it hard to truly determine how well the Brewers plans for the rotation post-Burnes and Woodruff are going.

Wilson and Gasser have performed admirably and have possibly even earned spots in the rotation once others get healthy.

The rotation is constantly in flux and there's been very little continuity. They've been successful largely in keeping the team in games and avoiding blowouts, but a clear top five isn't quite yet established and questions on so many starting pitching options remain.