Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell is in a contract year. In January of 2020 he signed a three year extension, which means that the 2023 season is the final year of that contract. As spring training approaches, Counsell has revealed that him and principal owner of the team Mark Attanasio have engaged in contract extensions.
Counsell revealed this news to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Here is what Brewers manager Craig Counsell had to say regarding contract extension talks.
“I’m in a great place. I love doing what I’m doing. The ‘why’ is still intact – like, why I originally wanted to do this. It’s still front and center for me, and why I love the job. I’m happy. Mark [Attanasio] and I have had conversations and I’m sure those will continue. And meanwhile, I’ve got my feet in 2023 and I’m ready to go,”
Craig Counsell engaging in contract extension talks is not ground breaking news. Back in December Brewers GM Matt Arnold informed the media that those talks had started. The Brewers were very active in other areas during the beginning part of the off-season as the team swung a handful of trades and they ended up revamping their bullpen.
With the roster now nearly complete, it is possible that Arnold and Attanasio will focus their attention more on Counsell’s contract situation. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week. We often see players get contract extensions in March, but perhaps the Brewer will extend their manager during this time.
If an extension does not happen during spring training, it could happen during any point of the regular season or afterwards. The Brewers are in no rush to sign contract extension papers with Counsell, but he is the longest tenured manager in the National League and he has played a big role in what the team has accomplished since taking over in 2015.
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