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Craig Counsell named 2019 Manager of the Year by Baseball America

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ At least someone got it right! Milwaukee Brewers skipper Craig Counsell is your Baseball America 2019 Manager of the Year! Congratulation to @Brewers skipper Craig Counsell. He is our 2019 MLB Manager of the Year https://t.co/JT6bkZ9bpv pic.twitter.com/RKKIxQ3N4m— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) December 4, 2019 The site credits Counsell’s savvy usage of his expanded roster for taking their managerial award. When rosters expanded, CC guided his team on an unbelievable hot streak that landed them back in the playoffs, even without the reigning MVP....

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Brewers Steve Karsay to interview for Mets pitching coach vacancy, per report

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Another pitching coach set to leave Milwaukee? It was not long ago that Brewers’ bench coach, Pat Murphy, was being interviewed to manage the New York Mets. Luckily for Milwaukee, New York decided to go with Carlos Beltran as their manager. Well the Mets are looking at the Milwaukee coaching pool again to supplant another coaching vacancy. According to Joel Sherman, New York is setting up to interview Brewers’ bullpen coach, Steve Karsay. ICYMI https://t.co/xDidpQaMOg… A Queens native is getting an interview for the #Mets pitching coach job....

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Mets to interview former Yankees RHP Steve Karsay for pitching coach: report

As the Mets fill out their coaching staff under first-time manager Carlos Beltran, they appear to have a new candidate for pitching coach, reportedly set to interview Milwaukee Brewers bullpen coach Steve Karsay.

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Craig Counsell loses Manager of the Year to Mike Shildt

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Yet another year goes by without Craig winning Manager of the Year Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell lost to St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt. Counsell had more first place votes than Shildt, but came up short in total points. Shildt came up with 95 total points thanks to his 14 second place votes. Counsell managed only six second place votes and was only on 24 total ballots, compared to Shildt’s 27. With the loss, Counsell has taken second place two consecutive years. Last year, he lost to Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker. The winner is decided...

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What We Learned: Looking at the free agency options

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Though the Brewers haven’t decided much yet this offseason, there’s a lot of options to consider. Coverage from BCB Award Season Christian Yelich wins his second consecutive Silver Slugger award | Brad Ford The case for Christian Yelich to repeat as National League MVP | David Gibson Craig Counsell loses Manager of the Year to Mike Shildt | Brad Ford Free Agency Previews An open letter to Mark Attanasio and David Stearns: It’s time to spend | Brad Ford 2019-20 MLB Free Agency Preview: Infielders | Brad Ford 2019-20 MLB Free Agency Preview:...

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Brewers assistant GM Matt Arnold finalist for Pirates General Manager opening, per report

Arnold could depart for a division rival The New York Post is reporting that Milwaukee Brewers assistant GM Matt Arnold is one of three finalists for the Pittsburgh Pirates GM opening. One of the other candidates is former Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and the final candidate isn’t listed. https://t.co/PV8Xt55IZY Heard #Pirates are down to final 3 for their GM job that includes former #RedSox GM Ben Cherington and #Brewers asst GM Matt Arnold. #BlueJays— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 10, 2019 Pittsburgh fired its last GM on Oct. 28, leaving a wealth of positions to fill...

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Report: Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Search Down To Three Finalists

According to a report, the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager search is down to three finalists The Pittsburgh Pirates could be closing in on hiring their new general manager. According to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the team has three finalists for their open general manager position. Sherman mentions Milwaukee Brewers […] Report: Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Search Down To Three Finalists - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Brewers sign Alexander Palma, Luis Castro to minor league contracts

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via An oft-injured outfield and a first baseman coming off a breakout power season. Rick Hahn, the current General Manager of the Chicago White Sox, once told me that the market for minor league free agents every winter is as competitive as major league free agency, if not even more so. Realistically, these players are ones who have spent 6-7 years playing in the minor leagues without making the 40-man roster and you generally aren’t going to find anyone that projects to make much big league impact. But there is always that...

NLCS Gm5: Councell on offense, Woodruff in loss

Brewers manager Craig Counsell discusses the team's lack of offense and his decision to bring in Brandon Woodruff in the loss to the Dodgers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

NLCS Gm5: Kershaw, Roberts, Barnes and Turner on win

Clayton Kershaw, manager Dave Roberts, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes discuss the Dodgers' Game 5 win over the Brewers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and cons

NLCS Gm3: Counsell, Arcia and Chacin on Game 3 win

Brewers manager Craig Counsell, starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and Orlando Arcia discuss the Brewers' key victory in Game 3 of the NLCS About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite