Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell is here to stay. On Wednesday morning, the team announced the 49-year-old skipper has signed a three-year extension.
Counsell, who led the team to the postseason in 2019, finished second in the NL Manager of the Year voting.
This past fall, Counsell wrapped up his fifth campaign with Milwaukee. During that time, he's posted a 405-381 mark with three consecutive winning seasons. His new deal has him with the Brew Crew through 2023.
In 2019, Counsell was named Baseball America's Manager of the Year after the Brewers went 89-73 and earned a Wild Card spot. What made this year so impressive, though, was that the team was written off by many MLB experts after superstar Christian Yelich went down with a fractured right kneecap in early September. Instead, the team rallied around one another and made it to the playoffs.
Counsell is clearly thrilled to have this deal locked up. He'll look to once again lead this group to the playoffs next year, with the dream of bringing home a World Series title.