Assets: Top tier pitching, infield depth
Prior to Cleveland shipping Christian Bethancourt away to Miami, catching also would've been on the list of assets for the Guardians. With Bo Naylor and Austin Hedges now signed, they appear unlikely to have the backup catcher option the Brewers will need. However, the Guardians have another trade asset to move.
Shane Bieber has been the long-rumored starter available for Cleveland on the trade market. He's entering his final season of arbitration and is projected to earn about the same as what Brandon Woodruff would've received, except Bieber will be able to pitch in 2024. The Brewers could offset the loss of Woodruff by adding Bieber and the rotation wouldn't skip a beat.
The Guardians need outfield help. Myles Straw is their light-hitting centerfielder and they stand to upgrade the position. The Brewers just so happen to have a couple of centerfielders they can move that would be a great return for a player like Bieber that could convince Cleveland to move him.
For the Brewers, moving one of those top outfielders for just one year of Bieber may not be palatable and they could look for a secondary, controllable piece beyond that.
Cleveland has several middle infielders that are big league ready or already have experience in the majors and not enough spots. Someone like Gabriel Arias could be a target for the Brewers in that case. Also prospects Juan Brito or Angel Martinez are just about ready and show traits the Brewers like.