The Phillies were dealt an early blow with Rhys Hoskins tearing his ACL in Spring Training. This injury caused him to miss the entire 2023 season. There was a chance Hoskins was going to return for the World Series, but as we know, he never even got a chance.
It was unfortunate not only for the Phillies but for Hoskins, who missed his entire contract year. With that in mind, he's going to set out to try and earn as much as he can on a short-term deal so he can rebuild his value and cash in.
With this being such a weak free agency class when it comes to position players, Hoskins should have a fairly robust market. There's an argument that he is the best first baseman available. With many teams in need of adding some right-handed power, I do believe Hoskins has played his last game with the Phillies. Philadelphia is just fine with Bryce Harper manning first base.
A team like the Brewers that watched Rowdy Tellez take a huge step back at first base and finished with the 29th-best wRC+ among DHs could really use a player like Hoskins, who can fill in at both spots. Hoskins can slot into the middle of their order and mash at hitter-friendly American Family Field to try and rebuild his value.
Prediction: Brewers - Two years, $39 million with an opt-out after the first year