The Milwaukee Brewers lost Craig Counsell to the Chicago Cubs on Monday as the team’s next manager, and David Ross was fired after the fact for Chicago. Milwaukee will be looking for a new manager. Some of the names that the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal has mentioned to replace Craig Counsell are bench coaches Pat Murphy (MIL), Don Mattingly (TOR), and Joe Espada (HOU), Dodgers first base coach Clayton McCullough, Astros hitting coach Troy Snitker, and former Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks.
Those are some very interesting names for the Milwaukee Brewers managerial job, and will see who they decide to choose. However, David Ross was not mentioned on this list, but there are a lot of reasons why this could be very interesting.
In four years with the Chicago Cubs, he had a 257-281 record and a .478 win percentage. Chicago improved this year but fell short of making the playoffs in the National League. They missed with an 83-79 record. The only time the Cubs made the playoffs under Ross was in the shortened 2020 season when they had a 34-26 record. They were improving and maybe should have given him another season until they brought in Craig Counsell.
Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer said after the firing of Ross:
“Today we made the difficult decision to dismiss David Ross as our Major League manager. On behalf of the Cubs organization, we express our deep gratitude for David’s contributions to our club, both on and off the field. First as a player and then as a manager, David continually showcased his ability to lead. David’s legacy will be felt in Chicago for generations and his impact to our organization will stack up with the legends that came before him.”
Ross, being replaced by Craig Counsell, came out of left field.
The Milwaukee Brewers Hiring David Ross As Next Manager Maybe Would Create All Sorts of Headlines for the Chicago Cubs and the Brewers Rivalry
With the Cubs hiring Craig Counsell as manager, wouldn’t it be something if Ross wanted to stick it to the Chicago Cubs and be hired as the Brewers’ next manager? There would be a lot of storylines in that one, for sure. It would be interesting to see how that would play out when Chicago and Milwaukee would play each other in 2024.
There would be a lot of instant fan reactions if the Brewers hired Ross as the next manager. Ross will be considered for other managerial openings. He is also a good manager who didn’t get a fair deal with the Chicago Cubs.