Brewers: 4 Things That GM Matt Arnold Needs To Accomplish At The Winter Meetings

The Winter Meetings are here and the Brewers have some work to do
Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold speaks during an an end of season press
Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold speaks during an an end of season press / Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Journal
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2. Find an actual solution to the First Base problem

Nobody actually believes Jake Bauers is a legitimate solution at first base for the Brewers. They were going to non-tender Rowdy Tellez and the only other player who could play first base on the roster was going to be Owen Miller. Prior to that being the case, Bauers was brought in via trade.

He had a power breakout last year, but also struck out nearly 36% of the time and Bauers has never been a productive regular at the plate. The Brewers need an actual solution at first base.

The ideal scenario would be signing Rhys Hoskins to a one year contract coming off his ACL tear. He'd be affordable because he's looking for a pillow contract to re-establish his value and prior to his injury, Hoskins was a stud at the plate. There's no such thing as a bad one year contract. Also a trade for Pete Alonso would be a nice pipe dream solution.

Whether it's one of the top first basemen on the market or not, Matt Arnold needs to come home with an answer at first base. Going into the season with Bauers and Miller as the top first basemen on the depth chart would be a sign that the direction Arnold chose to go from the aforementioned need was taking a step back.

Some other possibilities for the Brewers on the free agent market include Jeimer Candelario, Justin Turner, and Carlos Santana.