The Milwaukee Brewers were recently caught off guard as their former manager Craig Counsell shocked everyone and signed a massive deal with their division rival the Chicago Cubs. This has the Brew Crew in need of a new manager. Reportedly they are eyeing up one former manager of the year who also previously was a skipper in the National League Central.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt is a candidate for the Milwaukee Brewers managerial opening.
Over the past few days multiple MLB Insiders have indicated that the Brewers are strongly considering promoting bench coach Pat Murphy to manager. What has not been revealed is who else that they are interviewing. Milwaukee meeting with Mike Shildt has not been confirmed, but Bob Nightengale is reporting that they are eyeing him up.
If true that would mean that the former St. Louis Cardinals manager is being considered by at least two different organizations. Outside of the Brewers Mike Shildt is reportedly being considered by the San Diego Padres. Mike Shildt does currently serve as the Padres senior advisor to player development.
Throughout his managerial career Mike Shildt has a 252-199 record across four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Three out of the four years that he was there the Red Birds made the post season that included a trip to the League Championship series in 2019. That was also the year that he was the manager of the year.
Mike Shildt’s departure from St. Louis came after the 2021 season. They won 90 games that year, but lost in the NL Wild Card game to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals cited philosophical differences as the primary reason for his termination.
It will be interesting to see if Mike Shildt gets another opportunity to manage again or not. The Milwaukee Brewers could be eyeing him up due to his familiarity with the National League Central as well as his history of making it deep into the playoffs.
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