Brewers Winter Meetings To-Do #3: Add A Starting Third Baseman
Luis Urias took a step back offensively in 2022. It remains to be seen if he'll ever fully reach his offensive potential and he might be best suited for a super-utility role. The Brewers have put him in that role before and if they get a third base upgrade, they may do so again.
Currently, the Crew's third base depth chart is comprised of Urias, Mike Brosseau, and Abraham Toro. That's not a group that inspires much confidence. The Brewers should look to upgrade.
If this offense is going to be as good as it needs to be, they need a high quality third baseman. Unfortunately the free agent market isn't flush with options. The best choice for an upgrade is Brandon Drury, who would make a lot of sense for the Brewers but there also will be a lot of suitors for him.
Former Dodger Justin Turner is also available and the Brewers had tried to recruit him in the past and sign him. Perhaps they will try to do so again.
On the trade market, the best player with a chance to move is Yandy Diaz of the Rays. He would be the perfect upgrade if the Rays are looking to move him. Arnold knows the Rays front office pretty well from his time there and perhaps he could convince them to make a deal.
Wherever they look, the Brewers need to come away with an upgrade at third base. Because the options are so few on the market, the earlier they strike, the better. If Matt Arnold is going to get an upgrade at third base this offseason, his best bet is to find one at the Winter Meetings.
If the Brewers are able to check off all three of these things on their to-do list, it will be a highly successful Winter Meetings for Milwaukee's first-year decision maker Matt Arnold.