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Brewers Owner Reveals Plans For Upcoming Offseason

Devon Platana
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has revealed the club's plans for the upcoming offseason.
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has revealed the club's plans for the upcoming offseason. / AP Photo/Morry Gash

The Milwaukee Brewers began the 2022 MLB season looking like contenders, only to fizzle out as time went on. With free agency about to start after the World Series ends, Brewers fans want to know what their club's offseason plans look like and whether or not management will address this year's shortcomings.

Interestingly enough, owner Mark Attanasio touched on Milwaukee's offseason plans in a fan Q&A on Friday. Unfortunately, he didn't provide much clarity on the organization's game plan.

Milwaukee Brewers Offseason Rumors

When asked about the offseason, Attanasio said that the Brewers "might be very active this winter." While that sounds promising at first, the Milwaukee owner added that everything depends on "which direction we're active," not indicating what exact areas the team hopes to improve.

Attanasio also danced around the idea of how much money the Brewers plan on spending. While he won't impose a "constraint" on what Milwaukee will spend this offseason, he doesn't want to put the Brewers into an "abyss" by investing too much money without being good enough to win a World Series.

The Brewers set a team record with an Opening Day payroll of $132 million in 2022. Spotrac lists their 2023 projected payroll at just north of $127 million, meaning it's entirely possible that they could set another record depending on what moves general manager Matt Arnold makes.

At the end of the day, the Brewers have several areas they need to improve. Their catching and designated hitter positions could use a boost, plus they could use bullpen help after trading away closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres.

The Brewers also must decide what to do with players who have contract options like Kolten Wong and Brad Boxberger. Moving on from either of them opens up holes at second base and in the bullpen, respectively, which could cause Milwaukee to spend even more money.

Nevertheless, Brewers fans will know soon what their team's offseason plan looks like. Free agents are able to sign with new teams five days after the 2022 World Series ends.

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