The Milwaukee Brewers postseason stay was a short one.
The Crew’s inability to score runs despite having no trouble getting on base was a big reason the Arizona Diamondbacks are moving onto the NLDS.
That is not to say the Diamondbacks did not earn a trip to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona hit more home runs and made some outstanding defensive plays to eliminate the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers head into an offseason with a couple of significant storylines to keep an eye on.
Will manager Craig Counsell leave the franchise?
Craig Counsell’s contract is officially up, and he is free to leave the only franchise he has ever managed.
Counsell might decide to take some time off to watch his sons play college baseball.
He might also take another job. The New York Mets have been long rumored to be a landing spot for Counsell now that Brewers former general manager David Stearns is running things.
The ball is in Counsell’s court as owner Mark Attanasio wants him to return.
Counsell might be 1-9 in his last ten postseason games, but he is still one of the best managers in the game. He is one of the few managers left in the game that has a direct impact on a club winning.
Counsell should win NL Manager of the Year. If he does not, then a crime has been committed. Hopefully, he decides to return, as Counsell has always found a way to keep the Milwaukee Brewers competitive despite the budget restrictions on the franchise.