Craig Counsell, the biggest name in Major League Baseball’s managerial free agency market, is on the move.
Citing sources, New York sports outlet SNY reported on June 6 that Counsell is expected to decide on a destination in the coming days.
Counsell, whose managerial contract with the Milwaukee Brewers expired, has since reportedly interviewed with the New York Mets and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Counsell could sign with either of those organizations or return to Milwaukee, where he previously worked.
Counsell was named Milwaukee’s head coach during the 2015 season and stayed for the next nine years.
During that time, he compiled a 707-625 record, won three district titles, and led the team to five postseason appearances.
In 2018, the Brewers reached the Championship Series, but fell short of a World Series berth after falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers in four games.
He has consistently been recognized for his work, finishing second in the National League Manager of the Year voting in 2018, 2018, and 2021.
The Mets are home to the new front office of David Stearns, who previously worked in Milwaukee.
Taking over the reins of a big-market organization can be a daunting task, but there are advantages to working with someone you’re familiar with.
The Cavaliers are a good fit for Counsell, as they are a small market team similar to Milwaukee and have a similarly progressive approach to player personnel. 보스토토
It’s possible he could re-sign with Milwaukee. According to USA Today, people close to Counsell still expect him to return to Milwaukee.
If they fail to sign Counsell, they will have to find a replacement.
For the Mets, New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza is another strong candidate, according to SNY. Mendoza has also interviewed with Cleveland, the San Diego Padres, and the San Francisco Giants under Bob Melvin.