The Milwaukee Brewers have a few uncertainties to sort out this off-season. One is that their manager Craig Counsell currently does not have a contract for the 2024 season. Others include whether or not the organization should have players like Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Willy Adames play out their final year of team control, if they should deal them away via trade, or offer contract extensions.
Ironically Corbin Burnes recently appeared on an episode of Foul Territory TV and discussed the future of Craig Counsell.
Corbin Burnes provides insight on the future of current Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
According to reports Craig Counsell will remain under contract with the Brewers until the end of October. If he doesn’t provide a decision by the end of the month to continue managing in Milwaukee or not the thought is that he will be a highly coveted free agent manager and could command some big money. Corbin Burnes confirmed these thoughts on Foul Territory TV.
“He hasn’t tipped his hand. I would find it difficult for him to leave and go somewhere else. Does he take a couple years off to spend time with his family? That is definitely a possibility. Wouldn’t count that out.”
“I think if talks keep going long enough there is that possibility that a team comes and offers some stupid number. But I think in the end he takes that number and if the Brewers can match it or at least get close, I think he goes back to Milwaukee.”
Of the other organizations who could potentially offer Craig Counsell a high amount of money to manage them the New York Mets are first on the list. Craig Counsell’s former president of baseball operations is now one of the main executives in charge and their preexisting relationship makes a reunion a real possibility.
On the contrary, Craig Counsell and his family have been in Milwaukee their entire life. Leaving now would be difficult, but not impossible. Corbin Burnes acknowledged this history and said that ultimately his manager is in a very good spot this off-season with lots of negotiating power.
“Just because that’s where he’s been, that’s what he knows…he’s a Brewer down to his core. If I was a GM or an owner, that’s the guy I want running the team. We’ll see. I think he’s in kinda the best spot you can be as a manager.”
It will be interesting to see what happens with Craig Counsell this off-season. Right now there is no known timetable for a decision to be made, so all we can do is wait for news to break.
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