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Sveum thanked and excused for his service by the Brewers
2008-10-17 19:59
by Bob Timmermann

The Milwaukee Brewers gave GM Doug Melvin a contract extension through 2012, and Melvin used the opportunity to tell interim manager Dale Sveum that he's not under consideration for the job permanently. And hitting coach Jim Skaalen was fired too.

Sveum took the news well according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"My heart was ripped out of my chest," said Sveum. "I was shocked.

Candidates to replace Sveum include Buck Showalter, Bob Brenly, Jim Tracy, Ken Macha, Grady Little, and Davey Johnson.

2008-10-17 20:14:04
1.   underdog
Poor Brewers. What did they do to deserve that lot of candidates? Maybe it's just the Dodger fan in me, but I could only chortle when I saw that list of retreads.
2008-10-17 20:58:56
2.   das411
PHIL GARNER!!! DO IT BREWERS, it'll be spectacular and hilarious!!!
2008-10-17 23:16:03
3.   grandcosmo
Please hire Jim Tracy. Please hire Jim Tracy. Please hire Jim Tracy.
2008-10-18 11:22:39
4.   Eric Stephen
Jim Tracy Job Acceptance Checklist
1) Eric Gagne on board (although a free agent)
2) Guillermo Mota on board (also a free agent)
3) Cesar Izturis contract up in StL
4) Alex Cora contract up in Boston
2008-10-18 14:19:18
5.   JL25and3
I thought Sveum deserved to be re-upped solely on the basis of his argument on the DP play.
2008-10-18 16:02:19
6.   Bote Man
I'm not getting this, maybe I'm dense: you're saying he was dismissed outright, not demoted to his previous station?

That's harsh.

Maybe the owners have problems with consonant clusters*.


2008-10-19 21:21:00
7.   Jose Habib
That list is a joke, right Bob?

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