The Milwaukee Brewers will reportedly be kicking the 2023 Winter Meetings off with a blast. On Monday, December 4 they are expected to officially announce that top prospect Jackson Chourio has been signed to a massive contract extension. A lot of effort went into getting that deal to come together, but the Brew Crews work is not done.
Here we will evaluate three team needs that the Milwaukee Brewers have entering Winter Meetings.
Milwaukee Brewers: Three team needs entering Winter Meetings.
- Starting Pitching
The Brewers starting rotation has taken a hit this off-season. Brandon Woodruff and Wade Miley both departed and the team currently only has four starting pitchers on their 40-man roster. A reunion with Wade Miley is reportedly on the horizon, but even with top prospects Robert Gasser, Carlos Rodriguez, and Jacob Misiorowski near MLB ready adding more depth on the mound is never a bad idea. This is especially true because Corbin Burnes is on the trade block this winter and could be dealt at any time.
- Corner Infield
Rowdy Tellez, Carlos Santana, Mark Canha, and Josh Donaldson are all no longer Brewers, so Milwaukee has positions to fill at first base and third base. Jake Bauers was acquired via trade earlier this off-season, but there has been no indication that he will receive an everyday role at first base. Accross the diamond Andruw Monasterio and Owen Miller both contributed at times last season and prospect Tyler Black could be an option as well. There are free agent options that Milwaukee could pursue such as: Jeimer Candelario, Justin Turner, Rhys Hoskins, Joey Votto, and many more.
- Backup Catcher
- At seasons end backup catcher Victor Caratini became a free agent. He caught a lot of Corbin Burnes starts during his Brewers tenure, but the everyday job rightfully belonged to William Contreras. Even with Milwaukee’s prized catching prospect Jeferson Quero being added to the 40-man roster they likely will enter the 2024 season with a veteran backup catcher on their team.
Winter Meetings kicked off on Sunday, December 3 and will run through Wednesday, December 6. Stay tuned to Wisconsin Sports Heroics as we cover all of the latest news and rumors that emerge from this event.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Yankees did not acquire Jake Bauers; instead, they traded him to the Brewers. The deal involved the Yankees sending infielder/outfielder Bauers to Milwaukee in exchange for outfield prospects Jace Avina and Brian Sanchez before the non-tender deadline. This strategic roster move aims to enhance the team's future potential.
Jake Bauers is projected to earn a salary in the range of 1.5 million to 1.75 million through salary arbitration. His performance over four MLB seasons contributes to his valuation as a player eligible for salary arbitration.
Jake Bauers is a professional first baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers in Major League Baseball (MLB).