brDuring much of the offseason, contract extensions were a big topic regarding a few Milwaukee Brewers players as well as with their manager Craig Counsell. The 2023 season is Counsell’s last year under contract and according to recent comments further discussions have been put on the back burner.
Adam McCalvy does a good job explaining the situation in his latest beat report. Per McCalvy, both Counsell and the Brewers seem content discussing his contract at a later date.
Brewers Beat report 2/16:
⚾️ Corbin Burnes and arbitration
⚾️ Craig Counsell’s contract
⚾️ What his former managers say about Jesse Winker’s character pic.twitter.com/zLhL80RnIm
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 16, 2023
Craig Counsell contract talks have been put on the back burner, but both him and the Brewers are content with this.
Craig Counsell provided the following statement.
“I’m content with where we’re at. We’ll see what happens moving forward. I have had conversations with Mark Attanasio about this. Mark and I have worked together for a long time. You know, I value that relationship a lot. And I’m good.”
A big factor into why Craig Counsell may want to re-visit his contract later in the year is because of his family. Counsell has four children in which one plays baseball at the University of Minnesota and another is committed to playing at Michigan University next year. Counsell typically gets to watch his sons play through video, which is not ideal.
Counsell is entering his ninth season as manager for the Milwaukee Brewers. He currently has the most managerial wins in franchise history and he is the longest tenured manager in the National League.
At this time, it sounds like Counsell is keeping all of his options open. Any sort of contract decision likely won’t be made until later in the season or after.