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  • For more skippers, no prior managing experience required

    Craig Counsell played 15 years in the majors, scouted and has worked with minor league players and coaches. But he never coached or managed in the minors or majors before taking over as Milwaukee's manager for Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.
  • Joe Maddon living in the moment but not getting wrapped up in it

    Joe Maddon living in the moment but not getting wrapped up in it
    Joe Maddon insists he is trying to avoid becoming a fan. That is he won't succumb to the fickle day-to-day emotions that only non-invested bystanders can afford to feel and express. Yet as a fairly objective observer and astute manager of a burgeoning...

    Grichuk, Cardinals Rough Up Niese In 10-2 Win

    Grichuk, Cardinals Rough Up Niese In 10-2 Win
    NEW YORK (AP) — Randal Grichuk had three extra base hits and drove in three runs a night after striking out five times, Mark Reynolds homered among his three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals teed off on Mets starter Jonathon Niese for a 10-2 victory...

    Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after poor start

    Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager. "It's an honor, and it's humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do," Counsell...

    Counsell replaces Roenicke with Brewers after 7-18 start

    Former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell was hired Monday to manage the Brewers, about 12 hours after the team fired Ron Roenicke. A major league-worst 7-18, the Brewers lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season...