The Brewers, who open a two-game series with the Mets at Citi Field on Monday, have started sluggishly after reaching the National League Championship Series last October. Yet last week, Attanasio gave contract extensions to General Manager Doug Melvin and Manager Ron Roenicke. Melvin’s new deal runs through 2015, when the club has an option on Roenicke.
“Stable management with good leadership is what you look for in companies,” [team owner Mark] Attanasio said. “You like to have stability, but not just for stability’s sake. If you have talented managers, whether it’s the C.E.O. of a company or the general manager and manager of a baseball team, it’s important to retain them. With the success Doug and Ron have had, they deserved this.” ...
The Brewers still have reasonable hopes for contending if their pitchers — and struggling hitters like Corey Hart, Aramis Ramirez and Rickie Weeks — perform to career norms. As a whole, the offense is probably due for better luck. Entering the weekend, the Brewers had a .269 average on balls in play, ranking 15th in the league; anything well above or below .300 is often an aberration.
Posted: May 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM | 6 comment(s)
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