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    Re: 2017 Milwaukee Brewers, Back to Back Champions!

    @120Sports: JUST IN: The @Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke. He was 341-331 in five years in Milwaukee. http://twitter.com/120Sports/status/...553920/photo/1

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    Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Brewers have hired Counsell.

    Figures. First two game winning streak and first series win of the season and they fire the manager.
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    I watched today for the first time.

    I guess I saw Ron's final game.

    Shoulda just gotten it out of the way after the collapse last year.
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    I was at Wrigley in 2010 on Lou Piniella's last game. Now I was at Wrigley for Roenicke's last game.

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    Kind of shocked, with the odd timing (guessing they did not have a replacement worked out until yesterday).

    I think it's a "can't fire the whole team" decision and something obviously has to change. I liked Roenicke and his style of play, though, and I couldn't point out one thing in particular that led to their record over the last 100 games that was his fault.

    Someone (can't remember who) tweeted that it will not be an interim manager - multi-year deal in place.

    It will be very interesting to see what changes are made with the lineup and the new manager. Seems like they are going to follow the current trend of former players with no managerial experience in Counsell. I like that he's spent the last few years getting his feet wet in the front office, though.

    Matchups for the LA series:
    Tonight: Kershaw vs. Lohse
    Tue: Greinke vs. Garza
    Wed: Frias (who?) vs. Peralta
    Thu: TBA (was going to be Scott Baker, who got DFAed) vs. Fiers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    Kind of shocked, with the odd timing (guessing they did not have a replacement worked out until yesterday).

    I think it's a "can't fire the whole team" decision and something obviously has to change. I liked Roenicke and his style of play, though, and I couldn't point out one thing in particular that led to their record over the last 100 games that was his fault.

    Someone (can't remember who) tweeted that it will not be an interim manager - multi-year deal in place.

    It will be very interesting to see what changes are made with the lineup and the new manager. Seems like they are going to follow the current trend of former players with no managerial experience in Counsell. I like that he's spent the last few years getting his feet wet in the front office, though.

    Matchups for the LA series:
    Tonight: Kershaw vs. Lohse
    Tue: Greinke vs. Garza
    Wed: Frias (who?) vs. Peralta
    Thu: TBA (was going to be Scott Baker, who got DFAed) vs. Fiers
    Doug Melvin has got to be sweating because they just signed Roenicke to the one year extension in Spring Training on the hopes that the players would get comfortable/confidant that Roenicke was their guy. The team never really did respond well to that. Melvin's contract is up next (and he deferred discussing his just to get Roenicke's done).

    Not really sure it's his fault, and he was the fourth winning-est manager in Brewers history. Odd timing, but I saw in a JS-Online piece that the decision had been made on the road trip already, and even winning back-to-back games couldn't save his job.


    Not sure how I feel about Counsell taking the helm. The recent trend of "former player of the team turned coach" haven't done well this season... Paul Molitor with the Twins (hired in 2015), Robin Ventura with the White Sox (hired in 2012). Only Brad Ausmus with the Tigers (hired in 2013) has done decently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Only Brad Ausmus with the Tigers (hired in 2013) has done decently.
    and as much as it pains me to say it, Mike Matheny.

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    Re: 2017 Milwaukee Brewers, Back to Back Champions!

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Doug Melvin has got to be sweating because they just signed Roenicke to the one year extension in Spring Training on the hopes that the players would get comfortable/confidant that Roenicke was their guy. The team never really did respond well to that. Melvin's contract is up next (and he deferred discussing his just to get Roenicke's done).

    Not really sure it's his fault, and he was the fourth winning-est manager in Brewers history. Odd timing, but I saw in a JS-Online piece that the decision had been made on the road trip already, and even winning back-to-back games couldn't save his job.


    Not sure how I feel about Counsell taking the helm. The recent trend of "former player of the team turned coach" haven't done well this season... Paul Molitor with the Twins (hired in 2015), Robin Ventura with the White Sox (hired in 2012). Only Brad Ausmus with the Tigers (hired in 2013) has done decently.
    You might want to check in on Molitor again, they had been awful the last 3 seasons and last time I checked they're above .500 right now...way above projected.
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    Counsell is official. 3 year deal. That is a lot of confidence in a guy with no managerial experience.

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    I think Roenicke was pretty mediocre and some of his decisions in the series vs the Cardinals in 2011 were costly imo. That said I'm not really sure he deserves the brunt of the blame for what happened last year and the start of this year. But obviously Doug Melvin isn't gonna fire himself so he has to make it look like he's doing something.

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    They have been playing so sloppy all season, 2 to 3 dropped balls yesterday lone, and they came out of the gate 100% flat, that is on the manager. If Braun bats .250 all year only a needle or pill could save them. The 3 yr deal is not a shock just because they can fire him anytime they want. I really want to hear what Mr. Owner has to say about this.
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    Re: 2017 Milwaukee Brewers, Back to Back Champions!

    Your first Craig Counsell lineup, featuring the Double Gomez:

    C Gomez
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    Re: 2017 Milwaukee Brewers, Back to Back Champions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    They have been playing so sloppy all season, 2 to 3 dropped balls yesterday lone, and they came out of the gate 100% flat, that is on the manager. If Braun bats .250 all year only a needle or pill could save them. The 3 yr deal is not a shock just because they can fire him anytime they want. I really want to hear what Mr. Owner has to say about this.
    Yeah I could see it providing a temporary boost but the problems with this team run deeper obviously.

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    Break up the Crew!

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    The Double Gomez strikes again. Or should it be Two-Headed Gomez? I can't decide.

    Early on, it looked like every other game this year. Base running mistakes. Miscues in the field. Missed opportunities. But then they came back and it WASN'T like every other game.

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    OK, time for the next manager.

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    "Juuuust a bit inside!"

    Brewers broadcaster and funnyman Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park when the door handle broke during the sixth inning against the Dodgers Wednesday night.

    The 80-year-old known for his wit was trapped and, of course, made a joke out of it.

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    guess who doesn't have the worst record in baseball anymore!

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    Jean Segura to the DL with a broken pinky. I am unreasonably devastated by this news. Luis Sardinas called up.

    Matchups for the Mets series:

    Tonight: Lohse vs. the Invincible Bartolo Colon
    Saturday: Garza vs. deGrom
    Sunday: Peralta vs. Syndergaard

    At least they miss Harvey.

    then they get to face Detroit and Atlanta!

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    Watching Bartolo bat is always a good time

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