|Written by Mike|
Bet on the MLBThe Milwaukee Brewers made a big move this past weekend as the team is moving further out of the playoff picture after just one month. The 7-18 Brewers, who have fallen to have 250-1 odds to win the World Series, fired manager Rob Roenicke. They have replaced him with a new manager who had played for the Brewers for a few years not too long ago.
How Did the Team Do With Him?
The 7-18 record for the Brew Crew has been especially alarming considering Rob Roenicke's history with the team. He had a 342-331 record with the team, which included a 96-66 record in 2011 when the team reached the NLCS. However, the team has stayed competitive over the years with an 82-80 record last year. However, the struggles of the Brewers have become evident as the St. Louis Cardinals continue to be consistent contenders while the Chicago Cubs are trying to make a run for the division.
Roenicke's struggles actually started last year in September. The Brewers had a 9-17 stretch at one point in that month.
Who's the New Manager?
Craig Counsell will be the new manager of the Brewers. He played in the big leagues for sixteen seasons and spent five years with the Brewers before retiring in 2011. He will be the manager for the future as his contract with the team will have him at the helm until the end of the 2017 season.
Counsell won World Series titles in his playing career with the Florida Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks. He had been a candidate for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial position this past offseason. He also worked as a part-time broadcaster for the Brewers' television games programs.
The possibility for the Brewers to compete in the future is in extreme doubt. Counsell has even admitted that the team is not in any real contention. It will be interesting to see how the team will play out the rest of the season with a brand new leader at the helm.