Craig Counsel was on the market when his contract expired

This past winter, there was a battle for managerial talent in the major leagues. Craig Counsell, 54, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers for nine years and led them to five postseason appearances, was on the market when his contract expired. As a “small-market team,” Milwaukee is a difficult organization to invest in, but Counsell has made the most of what he has.

The Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, and Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams that have been in the running for Counsell’s services. The Cubs were the winner of the same bidding war for Counsell, with a five-year, $40 million offer. Milwaukee also offered around $5 million per year, but the Cubs’ offer was too much.

The Cubs’ offer of $8 million per year is the highest ever for a major league manager. Major League Baseball does not disclose managerial salaries, 카지노사이트 but they are often revealed through media reports. Joe Torre’s $7.5 million as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008-2010 was the highest, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ $6.5 million was the highest among active managers, but Counsell’s salary is far and away the highest.

The Cubs spent big on Counsell after firing David Ross, who had one year left on his contract, but it hasn’t paid off yet.

In fact, it’s gotten worse. Through Aug. 25, the Cubs are 37-42 (.468 winning percentage), in fifth place and last place in the NL Central. Last year, the Cubs narrowly missed the postseason after going 83-79 (.512 winning percentage), finishing second in the division and fourth in the wild card, but this year they’ve taken a step backward beyond the point of no return.

Most notably, Counsell’s failure to make a pitching change against the San Francisco Giants on May 25 resulted in a late-game loss. With a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth, Colton Brewer was brought in for left-hander Drew Smyly, who gave up a double, a single, 카지노사이트 순위 and a sacrifice fly to load the bases with one out, but gave up a hit, a walk, a sacrifice fly, a wild pitch, and a pinch-hit hitter in a 4-5 loss.

The lack of solid closing and a weakened bullpen has led to the Cubs’ 17th come-from-behind loss of the year. Their 17 blown saves are second-most among the 30 clubs.

Their one-run losses are also a league-high 18, putting Counsell’s leadership under scrutiny.

Milwaukee, on the other hand, has hired Matt Murphy, 66, who assisted Counsell for eight years as a bench coach, starting in 2016. Murphy, who was Counsell’s “mentor” at the University of Notre Dame, is in his mid-60s and took over for his former student.

He was expected to follow Counsell to the Cubs, but Milwaukee promoted Murphy from within. Since Counsell’s departure and the trade of ace Corbin Burns to the Baltimore Orioles, the Brewers have gone 46-33 (.582 winning percentage) under Murphy, who is known for his ability to connect with players. That’s better than last year’s 92-70 (.568 winning percentage), and they’re in first place in the district.

The Cubs’ plunge to the bottom of the standings and Milwaukee’s run to first place in the division after letting go of their highest-paid manager suggests that managers don’t have much of an impact in baseball. Of course, the season isn’t over yet, 토토사이트 순위 and we’ll need more time to make an accurate assessment.

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