Milwaukee Brewer fans seem pretty excited about new General Manager David Stearns. That's certainly justified, but it could also be like being up for that hot date you know is out of your league and doesn't work out as planned.
Very few people expected the 2015 Houston Astros to be a competitive team. Yet, with 10 games remaining in the regular season, they are set up to either win the American League West or grab a Wild Card spot. That lesson in expectations resonated with David Stearns as he transitions from the Astros front office into his new job as Milwaukee Brewers general manager.
In case there was any doubt, baseball in Milwaukee has changed Doug Melvin, the present general manager is 63. College was not part of his game plan He was a minor league pitcher until he realized he should be in the front office. The new general manager, David Stearns, is 30. He went to Harvard, of all places and has a degree in political science.
This afternoon, Brewers chairman and owner Mark Attanasio named David Stearns as the team's new general manager, taking over for Doug Melvin, who announced last month that he would be stepping down from the position.
It could be several months before the Milwaukee Brewers know who their next general manager will be. What is known is that Doug Melvin will not be back for a 14th season as the team's top decision-maker. The process officially began this week of moving Melvin into an advisory role. This allows for the Brewers to begin a search for a GM.
In the end it all felt so familiar for the Milwaukee Brewers. Squaring off against an overmatched San Diego Padres team in the final game of the 2012 season, the Crew powered their way to an early lead only to watch it all slip away due to an underperforming bullpen. Ultimately, game number 162 w...
Recently, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said that Melvin and Macha’s jobs are safe and no changes on that side of the team are imminent. I personally think Ken and Doug should be sitting on one of those donut seats for hemorrhoids because they are on a such a hot seat. But I dont have enou...