The Milwaukee Brewers have a few pending free agents heading into the offseason. Let’s take a look at who they could potentially lose.
Every season every team has a certain amount of turnover on their roster. It’s the unfortunate nature of the game, as general managers are working under restrictions to try to put the best product on the field. This offseason will be no different for the Milwaukee Brewers and David Stearns.
Although the Brewers are set to keep most of their core, there are still a number of key players who could potentially join new clubs for the 2019 campaign. Some of that will be strategic on both the players and the front office’s part. Certain players may or may not have been good fits for the team.
With the whole offseason ahead of us, let’s take a look at the Brewers who could potentially have new jerseys on come Spring Training.
Erik Kratz: Kratz is an unrestricted free agent after making $545,000 in 2018. Even though Kratz played admirably for Milwaukee, his time is likely up, as they try to improve the position.
Nate Orf: Orf was a great story for the Brewers when he made his major league debut on July 2. Orf ended up playing in 15 games, but was overwhelmed by the speed of the majors. He’s an unrestricted free agent and his future is up in the air.
Mike Moustakas: Moustakas played fairly well for the Brewers after coming over from the Kansas City Royals following a trade. He hit .256 with an on-base percentage of .326 to go along with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. He has a $15 million mutual option for 2019 which he’ll certainly pick up. However, the question is will the Brewers?
Curtis Granderson: Granderson was a late, late acquisition by the Brewers who had some very meaningful at-bats down the stretch. However, the Brewers are loaded in the outfield so it would be a surprise to see the veteran return.
Wade Miley: Miley was terrific for the Brewers and one of the only pitchers manager Craig Counsell trusted to start a game in the playoffs. After making only $2.5 million in 2018, he’s set for a nice raise in 2019-likely a one-year deal.
Joakim Soria: Soria was a very valuable piece to the Brewers’ bullpen despite only being acquired halfway through the year. He’d typically be the set-up man in most bullpens, but he was the third or fourth option for Milwaukee. He has a $10 million mutual option for 2019.
Jeremy Jeffress: Jeffress has a club option for $3.175 million for 2019-an option the Brewers will almost certainly pick up. Even though he struggled in the playoffs, Jeffress was one of the best relievers in the game.
Dan Jennings: Jennings was a lefty specialist for the Brewers, but he failed to make the playoff roster. However, Milwaukee could try to bring him back for depth in 2019.