The Brewers could use a World Series-winning 3B
The Milwaukee Brewers have been busy changing their roster via trade this offseason. On Monday, the Brewers received catcher William Contreas and two pitchers in a three-way trade. The Brewers aren’t done making their roster for 2023. One baseball analyst thinks the Brewers should go after a World Series winning third-baseman.
The Brewers need to add a few pieces to compete for the playoffs. Before Monday’s trade, the Brewers had been heavy sellers this offseason. Jim Bowden with The Athletic recently listed the top MLB free agents remaining; they suggested the Brewers could snag Justin Turner. He was worth $22 million in 2022:
Justin Turner would like to return to the Dodgers, who are willing to bring him back but only with a significant cut in salary and a reduced role. (Los Angeles declined a $16 million club option.) Despite a down year, Turner still logged a 123 wRC+ (23 percent above league average) and reached base at a 35 percent clip. In addition to the Dodgers, the Marlins and Brewers have shown interest in the 14-year veteran.
If the price is right, this would be a great get
Turner is a 38-year-old veteran who seems to get better with age. He’s a two-time All-Star third-baseman, his last appearance being in 2021. Turner was a member of the 2020 World Series-winning Los Angeles Dodgers. He had a hot bat for the Dodgers in the World Series.
Turner’s veteran experience would be helpful on a young team. The Brewers should see if he would come to Milwaukee and take a little bit of a pay cut from 2022 to do so. After all, he won’t need to spend as much money in Milwaukee as he did in Los Angeles.