Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been linked to the New York Mets for quite some time. He currently does not have a contract in place for the 2024 season and now the Mets have created a managerial opening by dismissing Buck Showalter of his duties.
Buck Showalter has been dismissed as the manager of the New York Mets. This will intensify rumors surrounding current Milwaukee Brewers skipper Craig Counsell.
The Mets thanked Buck Showalter for his services, but indicated that they are heading in a different direction. New president of baseball operations David Stearns can officially begin working tomorrow and it appears that one of the tasks he will be faced with is finding a new manager. Given Craig Counsell and David Stearns history it’s easy to see how rumors surrounding them reuniting will pick up.
“We are heading in a new direction, with a new president of baseball operations and we let Buck know we’ll be parting ways. We will begin the search for a new manager immediately. Buck is a generational manager, and we value what he has done for our team, including leading us to a 101 win season and postseason berth last year.”
– Steve Cohen
Aside from teaming up with David Stearns money could play a factor in Craig Counsell’s decision making. New York can offer him a lot more financially, but as a Wisconsin native whose family is established in the state and participating in sports it’s unlikely that money will be the deciding factor.
It will be interesting to see what Craig Counsell decides to do this offseason. Other rumored scenarios include taking at least one year off in order to watch his kids play sports versus coming back to the Brewers on a new deal.
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