Disappointment yet again. The Milwaukee Brewers suffered yet another early playoff exit, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth as the offseason begins, and what an offseason this is slated to be.
The Brewers will enter the 2023-24 offseason with several question marks, not the least of which being what does the future hold for Craig Counsell. It's not a matter of the team looking to move on from Counsell after four straight first round playoff exits, but rather the exact opposite. Does Counsell want to move on from the Brewers?
On top of the managerial question, the Brewers have already lost co-ace Brandon Woodruff for all of 2024, so how can they fill the big void left in the rotation without him?
Which Brewers players are slated to be free agents this winter? Who's eligible for raises in arbitration? Which players have contract options for next year? Who is Rule 5 Draft eligible? What are the positions of need for GM Matt Arnold to address? What could the payroll look like?
That's a lot of questions and we'll be looking to answer them all in one place, right here.
In previewing the 2023-24 Milwaukee Brewers offseason, we'll look at the Brewers free agents, option decisions, arbitration class, positions of need, and more.
The Brewers have a lot of work ahead of them to navigate this offseason full of question marks. How can they build a team that will advance beyond the first round of the playoffs in 2024? We saw last year in Matt Arnold's first offseason at the helm that he's willing to make some out-of-the-box moves to improve the roster.
Last offseason was full of trades to reshape this team. Will this offseason have more of the same? Let's dive into the state of the Brewers as the offseason begins.