The situation in Cleveland adds another layer of intrigue to Counsell’s managerial prospects for the 2024 season. With Terry Francona no longer at the helm, the Cleveland franchise finds itself in the market for a new leader. Despite a somewhat disappointing 2023 season, it’s worth noting that Cleveland has consistently been a strong contender, tallying at least 90 wins in five of the last seven seasons (excluding the shortened 2020 campaign).
This track record of competitiveness could make Cleveland a compelling and competitive option for Counsell to consider as he weighs his future against the backdrop of the Brewers and the Mets. The prospect of revitalizing a successful team like Cleveland might be an enticing proposition for the seasoned manager, and it will be fascinating to see how this dynamic unfolds in the managerial carousel.