Tag:Brewers
Posted on: October 30, 2010 10:19 pm
 

Brewers owner says no manager pick yet

There have been plenty of reports that the Brewers have decided to hire Bobby Valentine, but the Journal Sentinel 's Tom Haudricourt throws a "not so fast" into the fire .

Haudricourt writes that Brewers owner Mark Attanasio passed on a message to him that the Brewers haven't made a decision yet. He goes on to write that Attanasio hasn't had time to meet with general manager Doug Melvin and assistant Gord Ash to make the final decision.

According to Haudricourt, none of the final four -- Valentine, Bob Melvin, Joey Cora and Ron Roenicke -- have been eliminated yet.

Still, it will hardly be a surprise if Valentine is the pick. If the announcement isn't Tuesday, it will be after the World Series.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 27, 2010 1:49 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 4:10 pm
 

Report: Bobby Valentine next Brewers manager

A report out of the Wisconsin Radio Network has Bobby Valentine taking over the Brewers according to a source inside the organization.

The two sides have reportedly agreed in principle for the highly-sought after manager to join Milwaukee, with only contract terms left to be worked out. Bobby V is reportedly seeking three years and $10 million, a hefty price for a team such as the Brewers.

However, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says a Brewers spokesperson had no knowledge of the developments, although GM Doug Melvin has been secretive about the managerial process.

Milwaukee has already had one false alarm, with Bob Brenly reportedly set to be hired -- except Melvin had yet to begin the interview process at that point.

There are four finalists, two of which are known to be Bob Melvin and Joey Cora. Valentine is presumably a third, while Angels coach Ron Roenicke is thought to be the fourth.

UPDATE : Valentine told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that "there has been no conversation about a contract with your team." Valentine did confirm there was a meeting between sides, but did not respond to a question on whether he had been offered a job. So technically, the original report may be accurate.

UPDATE: General manager Doug Melvin has told the Journal-Sentinel there is no agreement in principle for Valentine to become manager.

 -- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 8:43 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 12:41 am
 

Valentine may be a finalist for Brewers' job

Bobby Valentine Bobby Valentine may be one of the mystery two candidates for the Brewers job, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweets .

White Sox bench coach Joey Cora and former Mariners and Diamondbacks Bob Melvin are the two known of four finalists.

The final candidate may be Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke, who has reportedly interviewed with the team and is not on the list of those who have publicly said they've been told they're not finalists, such as Nationals third-base coach Pat Listach and Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach. Recently-hired Mariners manager Eric Wedge also reportedly interviewed for the job.

But the most important part is with Valentine in the mix, I get to look through more photos and find fun photos of Valentine in Japan and post them.
 
UPDATE: Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman writes that Valentine is indeed a finalist.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:44 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 5:49 pm
 

Guillen interested in Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg Could Ryne Sandberg be in Chicago next summer anyway?

Ozzie Guillen brought up bringing in Sandberg to be his bench coach if Joey Cora gets the job as Milwaukee's manager.

"Sandberg is a great baseball man and I don't know him personally, but you need to hire a coach to help you win games," Guillen told "The Mully & Hanley Show" on WSCR-AM (via the Chicago Tribune ). "I say Ryno, after so many years playing in the big leagues and managing for a few years in the minor leagues, I don't see why not, to help you as a bench coach."

As upset as some Cubs fans were that Sandberg didn't get the manager's job with the Cubs, this could send them over the roof. And, maybe that's what Guillen is counting on just by bringing it up.

UPDATE: ESPNChicago.com reports Sandberg will not be on Mike Quade's Cubs staff. Sandberg has been told he can return to his job as the manager of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 10:45 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 6:00 pm
 

Cora meets with Brewers


The Chicago Tribune confirms that White Sox bench coach Joey Cora met with Brewers owner Mark Attanasio on Sunday about Milwaukee's managerial opening.

The Brewers have announced that they've narrowed their field to four. The other known candidate is former Mariners and Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin.

UPDATE: Tim Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says via Twitter that Dodgers Triple-A manager Tim Wallach is NOT one of the unknown finalists.

-- David Andriesen

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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: October 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:34 am
 

Former Ray says he was wrong about Maddon

Seth McClung, a former Brewers and Rays reliever, writes at OnMilwaukee.com that he and some of his teammates were wrong when he thought the Rays made a mistake hiring Joe Maddon.

McClung writes:
I never thought Tampa Bay would turn it around. I didn't buy into their new way of doing things. I never thought the number-crunching, funky glasses-wearing guy would turn a team that played in an area that looked like a big top with a team and organization that looked more like a circus -- into this power house that it is today.

Well done Rays, Joe and company. You got the most out of the least, and you deserve every success.
He also adds he thinks Craig Counsell would make a great manager.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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