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“The Chicago Cubs announced the hiring of manager Craig Counsell to replace David Ross, whose team struggled down the stretch this season and failed to reach the postseason,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, said on July 7 (KST). “The Cubs shocked the baseball world by luring Counsell away from the rival Milwaukee Brewers and making him the highest-paid manager in franchise history.”
Counsell spent the 2004 season with Milwaukee and two years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, starting in 2005. He then returned to Milwaukee and played from 2007 to 2011. He then announced his retirement from the game. Since the 2012 season, he has been a special assistant to the Milwaukee manager.
It was in the 2015 season that Counsell began his coaching career. He took over the reins after Milwaukee head coach Ron Ronicki was fired for poor performance. He led the team until this season. He led Milwaukee to three National League Central titles and two wild-card berths in fall ball.
The Cubs have chosen to relieve Roth of his duties in order to move on. Cubs President Jed Hoyer said, “We have made the difficult decision to dismiss Mr. Ross. On behalf of the organization, I want to thank him for his contributions to our organization, both on and off the field.” The Cubs were able to bring in Counsell, whose contract had expired with “division rival” Milwaukee.
‘MLB.com’ reported, “Sources say Counsell’s contract is for five years and $40 million. ”Milwaukee offered Counsell the highest-paid managerial contract in the majors a few weeks ago, according to Adam McKelvey.” Counsell’s official press conference will be held next week at Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs.
According to MLB.com, “Counsell also reportedly interviewed for the Cleveland Cavaliers managerial job.” ”In his nine seasons in Milwaukee, Counsell won three division titles and reached the postseason five times. He has a career regular-season record of 707-625 (.531 winning percentage).”
The Cubs waited until Nov. 1, when Counsell’s contract with Milwaukee expires. Once his contract expires, they won’t have to ask Milwaukee for permission to interview him. This allowed the Cubs to make a quiet approach and quickly finalize a surprising deal.