Right now, it is easy to be missing baseball. The MLB lockout has snuffed out any news or rumors that typically would be swirling this time of the year. Currently, we all hope that baseball will start on time come opening day in Spring 2022.
With the hopes of a full 162 game season in 2022, there are two Brewers records that may be broken.
1) Josh Hader Franchise Saves Total
2022 will be Hader’s sixth major league season. He has won reliever of the year three times throughout his career despite not becoming the Brewers primary closer until 2019. For him to be chasing the franchise record already is quite impressive.
As it stands today, Hader is currently fourth on the Brewers saves leaderboard with 96. Rollie Fingers is third with 97, John Axford second with 106, and Dan Plesac first with 133. It will take 37 saves for him to tie Plesac and 38 to become the new record holder.
2) Craig Counsell Most Managerial Wins
It seems just like yesterday that the Brewers were announcing that Craig Counsell would be the next manager. Since 2015, the Brewers have made the post-season four consecutive seasons in a row. Counsell has played a huge role in the teams success despite seemingly every year falling just short of winning the manager of the year award.
Entering 2022, Counsell has 529 wins, which is second most in franchise history. Phil Garner holds the current record with 563 wins. With just 34 wins separating the two, it seems inevitable that Counsell becomes the new leader in managerial wins.
Both Josh Hader and Craig Counsell have contributed to many Brewer wins over the years. 2022 might just mark the year that both of them get their names into the record books.