If Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell elects to step away from the team, either to take time off or to join another organization, Matt Arnold will be tasked with finding a replacement. With all that he has accomplished any new manager would have some big shoes to fill. Let’s take a look at three options that exist should he not return for the 2024 season.
Three manager replacement options for Craig Counsell if he does not return to the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Brewers managerial candidate #1: Bench coach Pat Murphy
Having Pat Murphy step in is one obvious in-house candidate. He has experience managing in the past as he was the interim manager for the San Diego Padres and was a head coach at both Notre Dame and Arizona State. He has been with the Brewers since 2016 and knows the ins and outs of their operation quite well.
- Brewers managerial candidate #2: Nashville Sounds manager Rick Sweet
Rick Sweet has been managing minor league baseball since 1987 and if Craig Counsell leaves promoting him to the big leagues is one option to consider. He has been in the Brewers organization since 2014, has won five manager of the year awards, and knows a lot of the younger players on the roster quite well.
- Brewers managerial candidate #3: Seattle Mariners bullpen coach Stephen Vogt
Stephen Vogt, a former catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, currently is in the Seattle Mariners organization. When he was with the Brew Crew he left a strong impression as to someone who will be a manager someday. As a former player he could connect well with the players and is one exciting external candidate to consider.
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