The Milwaukee Brewers fanbase had a very eventful Monday, and one of those events was calling for owner Mark Attanasio to sell the team. These comments come after former Brewers manager Craig Counsell signed a five-year deal worth over $40 million with the Chicago Cubs to be their next manager, according to the Athletic, and he is now the highest-paid manager in the MLB.
Chicago fired David Ross after that happened. This came as a shock to a ton of people. It would have been one thing if Counsell took the New York Mets managerial job because he knows David Stearns. It is another thing for him to leave the Brewers to go to a rival team the Chicago Cubs.
The 2024 regular season and beyond will interest Milwaukee Brewers fans. Counsell was pretty much the most successful manager in Brewers history, and ownership couldn’t find a way to keep him. This is why Brewers fans are mad about it.
Owner Mark Attansio said about Craig Counsell leaving for the Chicago Cubs on Monday to the media:
“We’ve lost Craig (to Chicago), but I’ve reflected on this — Craig has lost us and lost our our community.”
There were a lot of fans who did not want to hear what he had to say after this happened on Monday. The managerial search for the Brewers will be very interesting.
Milwaukee Brewers Fans Call For Owner Mark Attanasio To Sell the Team
When the news broke about Craig Counsell leaving for the Chicago Cubs on Monday, many fans went to their keyboards to express their frustration about the current state of the Brewers’ ownership. This is what some of the fans had to say about him on Twitter:
Mark Attanasio should get back at Craig Counsell by spending $100 million in free agency this offseason
— Robin Adams (@theotherRobin19) November 7, 2023
Mark Attanasio needs to sell the Brewers and let someone else take over
What an embarrassing turn of events and an indictment on the future of the franchise https://t.co/nb3kUtJpsk
— Paul Henning (@brewcitypaul) November 6, 2023
The Brewers ownership’s long-term commitment to be average is excruciating. Keep padding your pockets, Mark Attanasio. Sell the fkn team, please.
-Depressed Brewer fan https://t.co/Vc5gKg07Iw
— Kyle Roden (@krod2005) November 6, 2023
The Brewers fanbase is very passionate about what happened. Would ownership allow general manager Matt Arnold to spend money this offseason after losing Craig Counsell, or would Attanasio not allow him to? This is why the fanbase is upset that Craig Counsell left. Attanasio will probably receive loud boos from the base come opening day of 2024.
This is one of the biggest offseasons in Brewers history, and it is not off to a good start after winning the division at 90-72 a season ago. They have yet to win a World Series title in franchise history, and a lot of it has to do with the ownership of this ball club.