Brewers: 5 Bold Predictions For The 2024 Season

What could possibly happen in the Brewers 2024 season? Here are some bold predictions

March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March
March 25, 2024; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Brewers unveil two new scoreboards Monday, March / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA T
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Bold Prediction #2: Trevor Megill steps up to be the closer in Devin Williams' absence

The Brewers will be without All Star closer Devin Williams for the first half of the season as he deals with stress fractures in his back. In his absence, the Brewers are left to figure out how to fill their closer position in the bullpen.

To begin the year, manager Pat Murphy will go with a rotation of relievers in the position. They'll mix and match and aren't going to commit to a certain player just yet. Time will tell who steps up in that role and several guys are in line to get a shot.

The favorite among many Brewers fans and pundits is Abner Uribe. He's been pegged as a future closer for a long time due to his blistering fastball, but control issues have plagued him.

I don't think it's going to be the favorite, this wouldn't be much of a bold prediction if I did. I think instead it's going to be a trade pickup from last year in Trevor Megill. The Brewers got him from the Twins for cash considerations and minor league pitcher Taylor Floyd, who was a PTBNL.

Megill also has a blazing fastball, put up good numbers last year with a 3.63 ERA in 31 games as a Brewer. He earned high leverage opportunities as the season went on and is heading into 2024 as a high leverage option once again and someone who will be a part of the group that will get 9th inning chances.

Joel Payamps may get the first shot, Abner Uribe will also get looks, but ultimately I think it's going to be Megill who steps forward and earns the job until Williams comes back.