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Either Sveum or Brenly.
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gbpackers10_old
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hawksalum42_old
[link=http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/10/16/melvin-considering-other-candidates.aspx]http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/10/16/melvin-considering-other-candidates.aspx[/link]

Other Canidates are..
Willie Randolph-former Mets manager
Bob Brenly-Former Arizona
Davey Johnson-Team USA olympics manager
Mike Hargrove-former Seattle manager
and possibly Bobby Valentine
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laxarea
hawksalum42 wrote:


[link=http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/10/16/melvin-considering-other-candidates.aspx]http://blogs.jsonline.com/brewers/archive/2008/10/16/melvin-considering-other-candidates.aspx[/link]

Other Canidates are..
Willie Randolph-former Mets manager
Bob Brenly-Former Arizona
Davey Johnson-Team USA olympics manager
Mike Hargrove-former Seattle manager
and possibly Bobby Valentine


Has anyone looked at Davey Johnson's numbers as a manger? I was floored when I looked him up today. Say what you want about his talent who where he's been ... but in 13 full years as manager he's finished 1st or 2nd 11 times! With the first 8 years coming in the 2-division format when there were more teams in each division. I'm not old enough to know if he had the talent to win more than one pennant/WS but I had no idea he had as much success as he did.

Randolph hasn't convinced me of anything ... he's had talent.
Brenly- I know he had Schilling and Johnson but at least he was smart enough to ride 'em out and get them on the mound as much as humanly possible.
Hargrove I'm not sold on either. He had a GREAT run with the Indians as they grew up but was not good in Baltimore or Seattle. I'd say the Brewers talent is in between those situations.
Valentine went to the playoffs once in 15 years so I'm not sure why everyone is in love with him.

Very interesting ... I'd probably still take all of them (sans Randolph) over Sveum
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diener34
Im surprised they are not looking through wissports to find the next manager. I thought for sure the next manager of the Brewers would be a wissports poster.

Anyway, I as said I endorse Sveum...but Davey Johnson wouldn't be bad, either would Brenly. However I will probably find something I like about anyone they hire.
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Waylon Jennings_old
Heard last night on the radio that Davey Johnson, Willie Randolph, Bob Brenley, and someone else have all called Melvin about the job.
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roadkill1
Waylon Jennings wrote:


Heard last night on the radio that Davey Johnson, Willie Randolph, Bob Brenley, and someone else have all called Melvin about the job.


Davey Johnson wants to manage in the Bigs again.

This is an ideal situation for him.
Talent at the big league level, and talent coming up.

This guy will get the most out of these players and they will win.

I am excited about the notion of Davey Johnson at the helm.

Tony & Lou (the fine manager of the Cubs) are not!! []
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brewcitylegend
1. Hargrove
2. Macha
3. Johnson
4. Valentine
5. Randolph
6. Kapler (and I have said this since they signed him that it wouldn't be a terrible choice).

Also, if Kapler was a player/manager and got tossed for arguing calls in the middle innings, could he still pinch hit in the later innings, or would he be gone for good regardless? I guess I am too young to remember Pete Rose being a player/manager....

Speaking of Rose....

7. Pete Rose
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db1112
Your not someone who thinks Gabe Kapler would seriously do a good job are you?
"The runner goes, Hall juices it into left center field.....THE BREWERS WIN...."

"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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brewcitylegend
To put it in terms where the average person may understand:

-Gabe Kapler would not be any worse than Ned Yost

Therefore, the possibility of him being better than the last handful of years definitely rises.
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db1112
To say Gabe Kapler would be better than Ned Yost is just plain stupid.

I know alot of people don't like Yost, but really he had the team 20+ games over .500, he was doing something right.

People act like Yost is the absolute worst manager in the history of the world which is far from the truth. Yost did a good job in his career with the Brewers. He built them up to respectability again. He may not have been the guy to get them to win in the playoffs, but he did what he came to do in Milwaukee and that was make them contenders.


Gabe Kapler has no coaching expierience at anything near big league level and has barely managed at any level. Yet just because he is a cool guy that managed in the minors for one season he should be manager!!! Really people think about it. It would be a huge downgrade.
"The runner goes, Hall juices it into left center field.....THE BREWERS WIN...."

"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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diener34
Brew City Legend wrote:


To put it in terms where the average person may understand:

-Gabe Kapler would not be any worse than Ned Yost

Therefore, the possibility of him being better than the last handful of years definitely rises.


Yes, but who justifies picking a guy for manager by saying he was better than the last guy.

He sure as hell better be better than Yost. If he's not, What does that say about Melvin/Mark A.?
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travis12
Signs point to Macha[/font] By of the Journal Sentinel [/font]
Oct. 26, 2008 3:44 p.m. | Philadelphia - The more I talk to folks at the World Series, the more I think that Ken Macha will be the Brewers' new manager, probably immediately after the Series ends. [/font]
A former manager who was thinking about asking for an interview for the job told me that he did some probing and got the feeling that Macha had the inside track, so he pulled back.[/font]
General manager Doug Melvin narrowed his choices to Macha, the former manager in Oakland; former Arizona manager Bob Brenly and former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph. But people here who think they have a feel for the situation believe Macha has been the front-runner all along.[/font]
It makes sense. Melvin was ready to hire Macha in 2002 before Oakland stole him away by promoting him from bench coach to manager. If Melvin liked Macha enough then, why not now?[/font]
Macha had four winning seasons in Oakland, including two division crowns. There also were some problems with players at the end but Melvin told me last week he had looked into that situation and believed Macha might have been "frustrated" by circumstances there. Melvin didn't elaborate.[/font]
Macha certainly fits the criteria that Melvin put forth last week of wanting a manager with big-league experience and success at that level. All three, of course, have had success. But Macha had nothing but winning seasons, though he certainly had the horses, especially on the pitching end.[/font]
But that's what any manager needs to be successful -- good players.[/font]
So, just from things I hear at the Series, I'd handicap the race this way:[/font]
1. Macha
2. Brenly
3. Randolph[/font]
And it looks like Macha is a very strong No. 1.[/font]



Can't say I'm ecstatic about this if Brenly really was interested in the job. To me Brenly was the obvious choice and my preferred choice. I hope we didn't turn him down, although maybe Brenly backed out. Macha was a bit of a distant second. Macha seemed to be a guy that couldn't get his team over the hump in the playoffs. Of course we have would have to get there before that would be an issue. I like Macha a heckuva lot more than Randolph though. All in all, kind of a no-excitement type hire but hopefully the right one.
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diener34
I heard rumors that Brenly was "Really" Interested if they worked out something for CC, but only kinda interested if Sheets and CC both left.
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