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Gennett sent to Triple-A

  In what was somewhat of a shocker the Brewers optioned second baseman Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday. "Craig [Counsell] and i talked to him last night in the hotel room, and just told him he needed to go down and get his entire game together, both offense and defense," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told Brewers.com. "He understood. He took it fine...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

For more skippers, no prior managing experience required

MILWAUKEE (AP) Craig Counsell played 15 years in the majors, scouted and has worked with minor league players and coaches. But he never coached or managed in the minors or majors before taking over as Milwaukee's manager for Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. Counsell is the latest addition to a recent crop of big league skippers who are showing that prior managerial experience...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers owner backs GM's decision to fire Roenicke

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said on Tuesday that he supported general manager Doug Melvin's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke was fired Sunday with Milwaukee off to a 7-18 start. He was replaced Monday by former Brewers player Craig Counsell, who had been a special assistant to Melvin in the front office since January 2012. ''I'm not sure it's ever...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Firing Roenicke now brings Brewers' decisions of past into question

If you retrace the Brewers’ steps, both major decisions they made in retaining Ron Roenicke as manager were defensible. They chose not to fire Roenicke after last season’s 9-22 finish, giving him the benefit of the doubt after the team arguably over-achieved for the first five months. They then exercised Roenicke’s option for 2016 in March, seeking to avoid the perception that...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Firing a Manager Brings Out the Worst in (Some) Fans

I’m generally not a fan of firing managers/coaches in any sport.  I’m skeptical that “shaking things up” is the best way to turn around a losing team…but it certainly seems to be a common practice, so what the hell do I know?  I’m not sure what Ron Roenicke could have done to stop Kyle Lohse from giving up homers in every start, or to get Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez...
Via Brewers Bar
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 start

MILWAUKEE (AP) Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. 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 as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. ''I...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers vs. Dodgers preview

The Milwaukee Brewers' slow start cost manager Ron Roenicke his job. Jump-starting their season doesn't figure to be any easier against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday as Clayton Kershaw tries to extend his dominance at Miller Park while moving on from his own early season woes. Despite winning back-to-back games for the first time this year after Sunday's 5-3 victory over the...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke — Who’s Next?

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 games at 7-18, but GM Doug Melvin said that last season’s tumble...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Fire Manager Ron Roenicke After League-Worst Start

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday. “This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn’t anticipate,” president...
Via NESN.com
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke: Where do they go from here?

Even though the team had just come off their first series victory of 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers announced manager Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties. #Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. His replacement will be named tomorrow. — Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 4, 2015 After a historic late-season collapse in 2014, and a 7-18 start to this season, Brewers general...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers fire Ron Roenicke: Where do they go from here?

Even though the team had just come off their first series victory of 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers announced manager Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties. #Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. His replacement will be named tomorrow. — Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 4, 2015 After a historic late-season collapse in 2014, and a 7-18 start to this season, Brewers general...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. President and general manager Doug Melvin announced the move Sunday night, hours after the team's 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday. The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. Said Melvin: ''This has been a difficult start to the season...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Brewers hand Roenicke pink slip after 7-18 start

  The Milwaukee Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. President and general manager Doug Melvin announced the move Sunday night, hours after the team's 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The team said it will announce a replacement in a Monday morning news conference. The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. Said Melvin: "This has been a difficult start...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Brewers Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers' slow start cost manager Ron Roenicke his job. Jump-starting their season doesn't figure to be any easier against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday as Clayton Kershaw tries to extend his dominance at Miller Park while moving on from his own early season woes. Despite winning back-to-back games for the first time this year after Sunday's 5-3 victory over the...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke

After a humiliating 7-18 start to the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have announced that manager Ron Roenicke has been fired. The announcement came via a press release on Twitter. Roenicke relieved of managerial duties: pic.twitter.com/MKPngn9ykO — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 4, 2015   This has been a difficult start to the season, something we definitely did...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 5/3/15

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) Finally, a Week with No Injury News: In the midst of a pitiful start to the 2015 Brewers season, the team and its fans had to endure the added torment of nearly immediate...
Via Brewers Bar
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for a rebuild?

  The Brewers are off to a horrific start and while no team wants to give up before the calendar even turns to May, it may be time to start thinking about a rebuild in Milwaukee. "There's a point where you may have to reset, retool," General Manager Doug Melvin said during a Thursday morning interview on 620-AM WTMJ, that was quoted by Brewers.com. "and those discussions take place...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 652: Revenue, Run Differential, and Ways to Win Now by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Doug Melvin`s extension talks and then answer listener emails about run differential, the players` portion of revenue, Kris Bryant, and more.
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers' Ramirez says he'll probably retire after 2015 season

PHOENIX -- It was a bit surprising at the time, but it turns out there was a reason why Aramis Ramirez opted to exercise his half of a mutual option with the Milwaukee Brewers instead of chasing a multiyear contract. Ramirez is entering spring training with the mindset that the 2015 season will be his last, as he plans on retiring following his 18th year in the big leagues. "I don...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Eras of Francisco Rodriguez

Doug Melvin, a few days ago: Melvin wouldn’t comment on the state of possible talks with the Phillies, but acknowledged the lines of communication have remained open with “K-Rod.” “I don’t know if it’s active, but we still have conversations,” Melvin said. “Mark deals more with that. (Agent) Scott (Boras) keeps calling Mark.” You know […]
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers On Deck 2015: Not Bad for Not Free

Last year, I attended my first Brewers On Deck, and thought it was worth well more than the price of admission – which, as you may recall, was $0.  They were charging again this year, but based on previous the $15 price of an advance ticket seemed like a fair deal.  Upon arrival, it didn’t appear that I was the only one who thought that.  I’m not licensed to analyze crowd...
Via Brewers Bar
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

GM Melvin: Brewers likely to add pitching, but not 'notable' starter

MILWAUKEE -- When the Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to Texas, rumors immediately began swirling as to if the move was a precursor to either another trade or a free-agent signing.  Brewers general manager Doug Melvin quickly made it clear nothing major was on the horizon, as the club is ready to commit to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson as its fifth starter.  During the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers GM Says Papelbon Trade Talks Hit Snag

Maybe it’s just posturing, or maybe the Phillies and Brewers really have taken a step back in their trade talks involving Jonathan Papelbon. Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin admitted that there had been dialogue between the two teams but according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The report says that the biggest hold-up is the option year, which likely means there is a discrepancy between...
Via Phillies Nation
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers remain quiet at Winter Meetings

Late Tuesday night, Jon Lester became the first major domino to fall at baseball's Winter Meetings when he agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. Naturally, Day 3 of the Winter Meetings at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego was the most active thus far. But not for the Milwaukee Brewers, who continued to be quiet. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin did...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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