After no one seemed particularly interested in winning the National League Central for the entire first half of 2023, the Milwaukee Brewers have finally started to assert themselves as the class of the division. They are currently 11 games above .500 and hold a 3.5 game lead over the surging Cubs thanks to playing really well since the trade deadline.
However, that doesn't mean everything smells like roses for Milwaukee right now. The pitching and defense has been quite good especially now that Brandon Woodruff has returned, but this is still a roster with real flaws and players who have been underperforming. While the Brewers can probably make what they have work for the rest of the season, they have some serious roster questions they are going to have to sort out this coming offseason.
Here are 4 Brewers who are playing their way out of the team's 2024 plans
The goal here isn't to identify pending free agents that they Brewers aren't going to re-sign as that seems a bit too easy. Instead, this is going to be looking at guys who are still going to be under team control for 2024 and whose play has brought into question whether or not Milwaukee needs to trade them away or cut bait altogether. It is unlikely that the Brewers will slash all of these guys from their roster after this season as they just don't have the payroll flexibility to do that, but all of these guys should be at least candidates to move on.
Anyways, let's get into the players that are playing their way out of town for the Brewers.