The Milwaukee Brewers are in search of a new manager since Craig Counsell left for the Chicago Cubs and one of the names that has a legit chance to be the next manager is Pat Murphy. He has been with the Brewers since the 2016 season and was the bench coach last season for Milwaukee.
Pat Murphy did have managerial experience before when he was with the San Diego Padres in 2015 as an interim manager. Murphy had a 42-54 record and a .438 win percentage that season. He feels like he is ready for a second go around and could be better off this time around.
Matt Arnold said at the baseball winter meetings on Wednesday:
“We have agreements with all our coaches. And I want to clarify something: Pat Murphy is in very real discussion for our managerial opportunity.”
There have been other names floating around for the Milwaukee Brewers managerial job other than Pat Murphy. They have time to make a choice in which direction they want to head in for the future.
Pat Murphy Being Hired by the Milwaukee Brewers Potentially Would Mean That They Would Keep Continuity Within the Organization
If the Brewers decided to hire Murphy as the next manager, it would probably be the best option for them for a few reasons. The first reason is because Pat Murphy would be an internal hire and he already knows a lot of the players on the roster and continuity would matter in this situation.
Murphy is 64 years old and has been learning from Craig Counsell over the last several years. With Pat Murphy being around the game for so long, he is probably ready to take over as the team’s next manager if General Manager Matt Arnold decides to hire him. The Brewers fanbase would be very happy if they decided to go this route despite Counsell leaving for Milwaukee’s rival this offseason.