The Brewers are coming off their first back-to-back playoff appearances since the early 1980's, thanks in part to MVP type seasons since Christian Yelich, the front office savy of David Stearns, and the analytical and statistical managing of Craig Counsell. An extension for Yelich may come soon, Stearns is locked into a long term deal as President of Baseball Operations, and now Craig Counsell joins him long term.
Counsell is currently the longest tenured National League Manager, with Clint Hurdle out as Pirates Manager.
The Whitefish Bay native enjoyed a 16 year MLB career, six of those seasons with the Brewers. After his career, he was moved to the front office, being named Special Advisor to GM Doug Melvin.