Brewers’ new GM plans to keep Craig Counsell as manager

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David Stearns was officially announced as the Brewers’ new general manager this afternoon, replacing Doug Melvin in Milwaukee after previously serving as assistant general manager in Houston (in addition to several other prominent jobs across baseball).

In speaking to the local media Stearns made it clear that he plans to keep Craig Counsell on as manager, whereas many new GMs prefer to bring in their own choice for the job.

Counsell replaced Ron Roenicke a month into the season and the Brewers have a 56-68 record with him as manager, but he’s a fan favorite with tons of local ties and Stearns called having him as manager “an attractive part of the job.”