Milwaukee Brewers Offseason News, Rumors, 2023 Payroll, and more

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It's a very important offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers. They made four consecutive postseasons from 2018-21 but fell short in 2022. The competitive window is still open and the Brewers remain focused on winning the World Series.

In order to get this team back into the postseason, this roster is going to see a lot of changes over the course of the offseason. Several key players will depart in free agency or trades, and new players will come in to take their place, hopefully improving the roster as a whole.

However, the Brewers aren't operating with a blank check. They have an ever increasing 2023 payroll and 18 players in arbitration that will be getting huge raises. It's looking to be yet another record payroll in 2023 and there's not much flexibility there. Still, changes have to be made and they will be made around this roster.

The front office needs to add to this core and supplement the group they have. They can't tear any core guys away from this group this offseason like they did in July with the Josh Hader trade. The blowback was severe and the front office simply can't try to pull another move like that this winter and still expect to call themselves contenders in 2023.

Will any of the Crew's free agents be brought back? How will they address needs on the offense at catcher and third base? Who will fill out the rest of the bullpen? How is this roster going to improve in 2023?

There’s so much to answer, but for now we’re in the information gathering stage. Here at Reviewing The Brew, we’re going to keep a tracker of all the news, rumors and transactions fans need to know for the remainder of the offseason.

Brewers 2023 Payroll Information

  • Brewers 2023 Projected Payroll as of today: $116MM
  • Brewers 2023 Projected Payroll Ceiling: $150MM
  • Available to spend: $34MM

Brewers payroll via Fangraphs

Brewers 2022-2023 Transactions

Brewers offseason rumors

Brewers Arbitration Eligible Players (projected salaries)

  •  Hunter Renfroe - $11.2MM - Traded to LAA
  • Victor Caratini - $2.8MM - signed $2.8MM
  •  Luis Perdomo - $1MM - non-tendered
  •  Brandon Woodruff - $11MM - signed $10.8MM
  •  Matt Bush - $2MM - signed $1.8MM
  •  Willy Adames - $9.2MM - signed $8.7MM
  •  Trevor Gott - $1.4MM - non-tendered
  •  Corbin Burnes - $11.4MM
  •  Eric Lauer - $5.2MM - signed $5.075MM
  •  Jandel Gustave - $900K - non-tendered
  •  Adrian Houser - $3.6MM - signed $3.6MM
  •  Rowdy Tellez - $5.3MM - signed $4.95MM
  •  Luis Urias - $4.3MM - signed $4.7MM
  •  Hoby Milner - $1.1MM - signed $1.025MM
  •  Devin Williams - $3.2MM - signed $3.35MM
  •  Mike Brosseau - $1.2MM - signed $1.4MM
  •  Keston Hiura - $2MM - signed $2.2MM
  • Abraham Toro - $1.4MM - signed $1.25MM

All projections provided by MLB Trade Rumors

Brewers Free Agents Lost

The Milwaukee Brewers certainly have some key players hitting free agency this offseason. To see who we think is going to come back to Milwaukee or head elsewhere, here is a breakdown. Below is a list of the Brewers free agents this offseason and their new destinations.

  • Omar Narvaez - signed with New York Mets, 2 yrs, $15MM
  • Andrew McCutchen - signed with Pittburgh Pirates, 1 yr, $5MM
  • Taylor Rogers - Signed with San Francisco Giants, 3 yrs, $33MM
  • Jace Peterson - signed with Oakland Athletics, 2 yrs, $9.5MM
  • Trevor Rosenthal - Free Agent
  • Brad Boxberger - signed with Chicago Cubs, 1 yr, $2.8MM
  • Trevor Gott - signed with Seattle Mariners, one year deal
  • Luis Perdomo - signed in Japan
  • Jandel Gustave - Free Agent

Brewers Top 10 Prospects For 2023

  1. OF Jackson Chourio
  2. OF Sal Frelick
  3. OF Joey Wiemer
  4. SS Brice Turang
  5. OF Garrett Mitchell
  6. 2B Tyler Black
  7. C Jeferson Quero
  8. OF Esteury Ruiz - traded to OAK
  9. RHP Jacob Misiorowski
  10. SS Eric Brown

Rankings via MLB Pipeline

So that is the tracker for the Milwaukee Brewers 2022-2023 offseason. Make sure you keep this bookmarked so you can check back in and see where the Brewers stand going into 2023. It looks like this offseason could be a wild one.

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