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New GM Coming: Paradigm Shift for Brewers

(Illustration: Jess Lemont) Ahhhh…finally.  There had been reports for months, mainly through Journal Sentinel baseball writer Tom Haudricourt, to his credit, that Brewers GM Doug Melvin would step away from his current role as the season wound down. Well on Tuesday we have official word that this will occur, plus the Brewers’ top brass are saying encouraging things publicly...
Via Brewers Bar
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers to replace Doug Melvin as general manager

The Brewers announced today that Doug Melvin is going to “transition into an advisory role” with the team, which is probably the nicest language you can use to fire someone. The Brewers have been in need of a new direction for a while now, and a new front office should help kickstart a rebuild that is already a bit late in getting started. In terms of potential candidates, Twitter...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks

Craig Counsell helped the Arizona Diamondbacks win a World Series as a player, and now has the Milwaukee Brewers making progress since taking over as their manager. Still a fan favorite in Arizona, Counsell returns for the first time in his current role Thursday night when the Brewers try to extend the Diamondbacks' rough stretch. Counsell played for five teams and won two World...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Peralta takes a step forward

Wily Peralta's rehab process has taken longer than expected, but it appears it's nearing an end. Peralta, on the disabled list since May 25 with an oblique strain, pitched to batters prior to Tuesday's game, according to He was great," Brewers manager Craig Counsell told "It's the next step, facing hitters. To me, it was an easy, effortless session....
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 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...
Via Brewers Bar
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

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
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

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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