Milwaukee Brewers: What’s in Store Now for the Brew Crew?

The Milwaukee Brewers were on the verge of going to the NLDS for the second straight season, but they committed a crucial error in the eight-inning on the road in the National League Wild Card Game against the Washington Nationals. Milwaukee lost the game 4-3 and they will have some questions to face in the offseason.

The Brewers got hot down the stretch even though they did not have outfielder Christian Yelich. Craig Counsell has been a very good manager for this team, but his front office needs to do him a couple of favors in the offseason. One of those favors is to find him a quality starting pitcher or two.

They have the offense to get to the World Series one day, but Milwaukee can’t rely on the bullpen to get the job done the entire time. It was unfortunate that Josh Hader wasn’t able to close the door for the Milwaukee Brewers in the game on Tuesday night.

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Had the Milwaukee Brewers won the game, they would have faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. Milwaukee lost to them in the NLCS in seven games last season. They would have been looking for revenge on them.

A few key free agents on this team this offseason will be Yasmani Grandal, Mike Moustakas, Jonathan Schoop, and Jordan Lyles.

One of the positives about this team is that Milwaukee does have a strong farm system. As long as they make the right moves in the offseason, the Brewers will be competing for a playoff spot once again next season.

The National League Central will be tough in 2020 with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs, and the Cincinnati Reds. The Pittsburgh Pirates will not be a threat in the National League Central next season.

The Brewers will be ready to roll when 2020 comes around. This team has the potential but the front office can not afford to stay pat. If they do, this team could take a step backward in 2020. As long as Christian Yelich is healthy next season, Milwaukee should be fine.

They might need to sign or trade for another quality player to go alongside with Yelich. Ryan Braun is not the player he once was.

Keston Hiura is going to be a star in the making for the Milwaukee Brewers at second base. This team does have a bright future, but it is also not a very young team either.

It has been a very long time that Milwaukee has made it to the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. This franchise is heading in the right direction when it comes to consistency. Even though it is a small market, it could attract bigger stars to the franchise one day.

They are the first team in MLB History this season that they were able to hit at least 250 home runs and steal at least 100 bases in a season.

It won’t be long until spring training begins for the Milwaukee Brewers. The offseason usually goes by very quickly. Milwaukee will have unfinished business heading into next season.

How do you see the future of the Milwaukee Brewers? Leave a comment below.

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