Nov 6, 2023
The Milwaukee Brewers allowed manager Craig Counsell to test the market, and now one of their biggest rivals will benefit. The Chicago Cubs hired Counsell as their next manager, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
The team confirmed the news and announced the firing of David Ross in a statement Monday.
The moves come as a major surprise.
Counsell, a free agent, was exploring other managerial opportunities, and it was assumed that he would choose between the Brewers and the New York Mets. The Mets, however, announced New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza as their next manager on Monday, paving the way for Counsell to return to Milwaukee.
Source: Yahoo Sports