Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was entering the final year of his contract, but he’s no longer a lame duck. The Brewer have exercised his 2016 option, Adam McCalvy reports.
Roenicke is 335-313 in four years at the helm of the Brewers. By wins and losses, 2014 was his second worst year of the four. By the expectations game, it was a roaring success until, oh, mid-to-late August, with the Brewers defying most experts’ picks and leading the NL Central. Things ended poorly, however, with the bats going cold and the the Brewers dropping out of the playoff hunt. After that happened the club fired some coaches, clearly displeased with the team’s late-season stumbles, so it was not at all clear that they’d pick up Roenicke’s option.
But by doing this they seem to be signaling that, no Roenicke was not the problem and, as such, are providing a vote of confidence.