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Counsell in no rush to determine lineup order

Brewers manager Craig Counsell is taking a patient approach to lineup construction, delaying decisions until deep into the month of March.
7 hours ago

Brewers owner preaches patience in rebuilding plan

PHOENIX (AP) The owner of the Milwaukee Brewers is preaching patience. Mark Attanasio says he will be flexible when it comes to spending while the Brewers rebuild, but it all depends on how the team plays. ''This year I think will inform us as to where we are on the timeline,'' he said. ''The team will tell us where we are and where we are going rather than me dictating it.'...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Villar embraces move across the diamond

Manager Craig Counsell believes that second base will prove Jonathan Villar's best position on the diamond, even better than his "natural" position of shortstop.
5 days ago

Craig Counsell and Pinch Running

If you were to ask someone how many times the Brewers pinch ran in 2016, you could win an awful lot of bar bets. You would also get a lot of strange looks, but it’s January and you’re thinking about baseball. Glancing through The Bill James Handbook 2017, the number really stands out: Craig Counsell called for a pinch runner four times. Four. Over the course of a 162-game season...
Via BP Milwaukee
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Counsell and Replay Challenges

In 2014, the baseball world entered the realm of replays. Before, one could only review home run balls, but now, teams can review any play on a baseball field that isn’t a ball or strike. In order to review a play, however, a manager needs to challenge a play. The manager only has one challenge, but if he gets the call overturned then he is allowed to keep his challenge; if he...
Via BP Milwaukee
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Braun will be ready, claims Brewers skipper Craig Counsell

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell remains confident that outfielder Ryan Braun will be ready for Opening Day. Braun has been missing games lately as he recovers from an October back surgery. He got a late start in playing spring training games, and on Saturday he missed his third straight game. Braun says he is unfamiliar with the process of recovering from back surgery,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers' Counsell looking to lay a foundation for Crew's future

PHOENIX -- For Brewers manager Craig Counsell, it's all about laying a foundation for the future."It doesn't happen in one day, but certainly you recognize that every opportunity you have to start that foundation is something that you value, and something that is important," Counsell said in his first spring training at the helm of an organization in full rebuild mode.Counsell is...
Via Associated Press
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Counsell on Decisions and Collaboration

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly hired David Stearns to be their new general manager. What that means for Craig Counsell is yet to be determined. The 45-year-old Counsell has been the club’s manager since May, and his contract extends through the 2017 season. On the surface, Counsell and the Harvard-educated Stearns look to be a good fit. Counsell was an accounting major at...
Via Fangraphs
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Counsell gets first win as manager, is the right man for the job

New Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell took over the helm on a tough day Monday, as his club had to face the phenomenal Clayton Kershaw. Somehow, the Brewers got it done with a miraculous offensive burst in the eighth inning, and the team secured a 4-3 win over the Dodgers to give Counsell a win on his first day as a manager. Astoundingly, the Brewers have now won four of...
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke, hire Craig Counsell as replacement

The Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday fired manager Ron Roenicke and plan to replace him with Craig Counsell, according to a report. The Brewers are 7-18 after winning two in a row to end the weekend against the Chicago Cubs, but GM Doug Melvin said the team’s performance this weekend did not factor into the decision....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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