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Brewers appreciate Parra's versatility

  There's not a lot that Gerardo Parra can't do on a baseball field and that's exactly why Brewes manager Craig Counsell enjoys having him on the team. "Parra's best trait is he's able to do, really, anything," Counsell told "He's just a versatile player. Three outfield positions, great defense everywhere. You look at him any spot in the lineup, and he's maybe not the...
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Counsell says Gomez 'moving in the right direction'

Carlos Gomez has yet to return to the Brewers lineup, but the team does not expect the outfielder to go on the disabled list, meaning they expect him to return soon. Brewers manager Craig Counsell told that Gomez is "moving in the right direction" and the team hopes the center fielder is in the lineup Tuesday. "That would be the best-case scenario, and that's what...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Counsell: 'We're looking for production'

The Brewers need help at second base. “We have not gotten production out of second base this year at all,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “That’s the way it is. It hasn’t been good. We’re looking for production.” Scooter Gennett started the season as the team's second baseman, but went on the Disabled List for a bit, struggled...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Counsell goes with an unusual lineup

  Those watching the Brewers on Thursday may have noticed that Luis Sardinas was batting ninth while starting pitcher Matt Garza was hitting eighth. While having a pitcher bat eighth isn't unheard of, it certainly is rare. So why did Brewers manager Craig Counsell – a relatively new manager – opt for the unique strategy? “Like I've said before, Carlos [Gomez] has a lot to...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 5/10/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Craig Counsell Gets His Opportunity: I’m still suspicious of the idea that panic-firing a manager one month into the season is the right move.  Still, it’s a pleasure...
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May 10, 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
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays list Brewers' Counsell among candidates for vacant manager job

Milwaukee Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell will interview with the Tampa Bay Rays for their vacant managerial position. Despite not having any managerial experience, Counsell was among the eight preliminary candidates announced by the Rays on Thursday afternoon. The seven other candidates are former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers unveil Wall of Honor

MILWAUKEE -- Craig Counsell sat at a podium in the bowel of Miller Park and received words of gratitude for his idea to create a Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor from Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Robin Yount. Earlier in the day, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin ribbed his former player and now special assistant for coming up with the only good idea he has had in his three years...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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