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Counsell unfazed by Feliz's spring struggles

The Brewers' new closer has not worked a clean inning in two weeks, but manager Craig Counsell believes that Neftali Feliz will pitch better once he begins pitching more.
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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...
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January 25, 2017  |  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...
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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

Brewers' Braun moving back to left field

PHOENIX -- Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun is on deck to shift back to left field.Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Braun will switch this spring from right field to his former position.Braun spent two seasons in right field after moving over from left. The slugger was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2007 as a third baseman.Counsell said the shift will benefit both the...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 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

Matt Garza blasts Brewers, refuses to move to bullpen

The Milwaukee Brewers recently decided to remove Matt Garza from their starting rotation for the remainder of the season, and the veteran right-hander is furious about it. After Garza allowed four earned runs and seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work on Saturday (a no-decision that the Brewers won 8-6), manager Craig Counsell revealed that the start would be the 31-year-old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 07, 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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