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Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:00 pm

Sveum out of Brewers, Pirates manager races

Dale Sveum The Brewers announced Saturday night that Dale Sveum has agreed to a two-year deal to remain the team's hitting coach -- that means he won't be the manager in Milwaukee or Pittsburgh.

Sveum was interviewed by the Pirates and in signing his new deal with the Brewers, was told he wouldn't be the manager in Milwaukee.

"If I can't be a manager somewhere, there's nowhere else I'd rather be," Sveum told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .

The Brewers manager will inherit his hitting coach and pitching coach, as Rick Peterson has one year remaining on a two-year deal.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team would look outside for its next manager. According to the Journal Sentinel , the team has paired a list of 10 down to four for secon interviews. Bob Melvin and Joey Cora are among the finalists, while Washington bench coach Pat Listach has been told he is no longer a candidate.

From the beginning, Bob Melvin has been seen as the favorite -- despite the potential confusing over a manager and general manager with the same surname.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 21, 2010 5:58 pm

Brewers trim manager list to four

Bob Melvin The GM and managerial races are nearing an end, with many teams having either announced their new leaders or on the verge of doing so.

One such team is the Brewers, who narrowed the field of candidates to four after concluding the first round of interviews.

The list, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , is being kept confidential but GM Doug Melvin did reveal he interviewed eight candidates and plans to knock the list down to four.

"We're narrowing the names down," said Melvin. "There are a lot of qualified people out there, guys with major-league experience and some without major-league experience. We're getting close [to doing a second round]. It'll probably be four guys."

Melvin would not confirm any candidates that interviewed, but reports have listed six:
  • White Sox bench coach Joey Cora,
  • Nationals third base coach Pat Listach,
  • Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke,
  • Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach, who will coach third base for the Dodgers if not hired as manager elsewhere,
  • Eric Wedge, just hired to skipper Seattle, and
  • ex-Mariners and Diamondbacks skipper Bob Melvin (pictured), thought to be the favorite.
Given Melvin revealed he has interviewed eight, that leaves two others as unknowns. Bobby Valentine did speak with the team about the position, but it was informal and was not an actual interview. Melvin also spoke with Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, who he has already ruled out.

That's not to mention that the list above might be inaccurate.

"Some of the names [reported] are right and some aren't right," said Melvin. He did, however, add that there aren't any names under consideration that are currently involved in the postseason.

Melvin expects the process to take another seven to 10 days, meaning no decision will be made until after the World Series.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: September 17, 2010 10:41 pm

Davis done in Milwaukee

Doug Davis The Doug Davis era in Milwaukee is over.

General manager Doug Melvin told the Journal Sentinel 's Tom Haudricourt -- and Davis -- that despite Davis' hopes to be activated and pitch out of the pen down the stretch, the team wouldn't be doing that.

"I told him it would be tough [to get him innings] because we're playing teams in the pennant race," Melvin said. "And we want to see some of our young pitchers. I told him why [he wouldn't be activated]."

Davis, who turns 35 next week, was signed in the offseason to a one-year, $4.25 million contract with a $6.5 million mutual option for 2011. Melvin said the team would be buying out that option for $1 million.

Davis was 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA in eight starts. He missed time with a virus in the lining of his heart and elbow tendinitis.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: July 13, 2010 7:49 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2010 7:58 pm

Melvin: Macha's job safe

Ken Macha The Brewers have had a disappointing start to the season, 40-49 at the break and 8 1/2 games out of first place.

GM Doug Melvin has no interest in firing manager Ken Macha despite the squad not living up to expectations, however. Rumors had surfaced that Melvin might not be in the dugout to kick off the second half which prompted Melvin's comments.

"I'm not a big believer in interim managers," Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel . "If things get to the point where you see no fight in the players, that's different."

For now at least, the fight very much so remains in the players, and Macha will stay in the dugout. Whether he remains there to begin 2011 is a different story altogether as the veteran manager is in the final year of his contract.

Melvin also addressed trade rumors primarily centering around Corey Hart who has predominantly been linked to the Giants and Rays. Melvin said he's not actively shopping anyone, but has spoken to various general managers about trades.

"If I think we have matches with other clubs, I'll talk to them," he stated. "If something came along that made us better for now and in the future, you've got to look at it. If a trade makes you better, you do it. You don't trade just to trade."

-- Evan Brunell

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