3. Address the corner infield problem
The Brewers exited the Winter Meetings without finding a solution for either one of their corner infield spots. We've seen Jeimer Candelario, one of the top free agent corner infielders go off the board and sign with a division rival, the Cincinnati Reds.
Now that the Meetings are done and one of the top targets is off the market, the Brewers need to get a solution to the corner infield problem across the finish line.
Rhys Hoskins is the top free agent first baseman. He's reportedly looking for a one year deal to re-establish his value following an ACL tear that wiped out his entire 2023 season. Still, even on a one year deal, his price tag may be a tad high for Milwaukee and the Brewers might have to look elsewhere.
Justin Turner and 2023 Brewer Carlos Santana are the fallback options after that. GM Matt Arnold has said that he's open to a reunion with Santana, so that is a possible, potentially even likely avenue to address the need at first base.
There's also the trade market that's a possibility. Pete Alonso of the Mets would be a dream addition. Harold Ramirez or Isaac Paredes of the Rays would also be fantastic acquisitions. Perhaps the Brewers could use that outfield surplus to help address this need and knock out two birds with one stone.
Milwaukee isn't done. They have an overflow of outfielders and not enough infielders or catchers. Fixing those problems must be next on GM Matt Arnold's to-do list following the Winter Meetings.