After “difficult start to the season,” Ron Roenicke out as Milwaukee Brewers manager

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Ron Roenicke

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Brewers have announced Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties as manager.

The announcement was made Sunday, May 3rd by Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.

“This has been a difficult start to the season — something that we certainly didn’t anticipate. Over roughly the last 100 games, we have not performed at the level that we should. It’s all about wins and losses, and after the first month of play this year we didn’t see the progress and improvement we had hoped for. We appreciate all that Ron has done for our organization and he has handled his duties with great professionalism and dedication. The reasons for our disappointing start are many, but we determined that it’s in the best interests of the club to make this move,” Melvin said in a statement posted to Twitter by the Milwaukee Brewers late Sunday.

The Brewers will announce Roenicke’s replacement at a press conference Monday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m.

In four-plus seasons under Roenicke, the Brewers finished with a 342-331 regular season mark, including 7-18 this year.

15 comments

  • Bri

    Antanasio and Melvins scape goat. They did nothing to improve the the team after last years slide. They traded one of there best pitchers for prospects. Roenicke could have done better with some things but the blame is clearly on the owner and GM. Melvin needs to go!

  • jeffreypilz

    Ron should have been let go in September last year. Keeping him was a mistake. Extending him was just strange. The problem with the Crew was a lack of leadership and a series of bizarre and stubborn managing decisions. Exhibit A: a leadoff hitter who swings out of his shoes and makes outs on the based.

  • dj

    Too little too late, to fix this season anyway. I would have fired him at the end of the season last year for that complete collapse. The farm system has been stripped, and it’s one of the WORST in all of MLB. Experts say the Brewer’s player development IS the worst in MLB. The current roster is filled with very poor hitters & pitchers. Get ready fans for a long road to success.

  • Tyler

    So i can understand getting rid of Ron, however i do not enjoy reading the the Brewers are already shopping players around which tells me we are giving up on the season. Its way way to early to do this. We still have a shot. I wonder how many tickets they will sell bringing in some no name new coach and getting rid of talent so early in the season. Stupid move after we win 3 straight.

  • Perfecto Rivera

    About time. This guy has been steering the bus while sleeping at the wheel for the last three years. This might wake him up!!. He pulls pitchers that are doing a good job because of why? … Pitch count ??? No enthusiasm when things go right or when things go wrong…. he has been, let me repeat … sleeping at the wheel …. He has no clue on how to motivate his players…. I am GLAD that the owner finally woke up. As a former member of the Miller Park Board of Directors and a die hard Brewer fan; this is the BEST Brewer news this year. GO BREWERS!

    Perfecto Rivera

  • Bri

    Mgr has not been the problem. Yost went to a series after being let go by Milwaukee. Seems to me that would mean the GM is the issue. You would think the GM would have been canned after giving a steroid using outfielder a superstar contract. Seems to me he doesn’t know what’s going on with his players.

  • Libsareliars

    Once again Doug Melvin walks away with his hands clean and still has his job. We have one of the worst farm systems and we blame the manager. Wow!!!

  • Ubiquitous King

    Get rid of this team. The Brewers are a waste just as it was a waste of my tax dollars that was allocated to pay for a stadium for losers. Tear it down and build the Bucks arena there, you know, for a team that wins.

  • AJD

    Word is Craig Counsell….lots of time with Milwaukee, won a World Series with AZ, disciplined and “old school” player……hey all: don’t panic- this might just be ok…….

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