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CRAIG COUNSELL RUMORS

Brewers call up prospect for Sunday's start

  With Wily Peralta injured the Brewers will need someone to take his turn in the rotation Sunday and it appears those duties will fall to 24-year old Tyler Wagner. “He's the best guy right now,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers.com. Wagner, the Brewers No. 11 prospect, according to MLB.com, is still in Double-A, but the Brewers have been impressed with him so far...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours 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...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Brewers Bar
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers win Craig Counsell's debut as manager with rally vs. Dodgers

  Craig Counsell capped his first day as a big league manager in the best way possible: with a victory. The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win in Counsell's managerial debut, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. ''It's a very special day,'' said Counsell, who took over for Ron Roenicke, who was fired Sunday night. ''It was a blur a...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Former D-backs' fan favorite Craig Counsell hired to manage Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons -- including six with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is confident he will have more success as a manager. ''It's an honor, and it's humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do,'' Counsell said at a news conference Monday after his hiring to replace Ron Roenicke...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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