Randolph, Sveum won't be considered for Brewers managerWisconsin Sports
-- Milwaukee Brewers’ bench Willie Randolph will not be considered for the team’s managerial vacancy – and neither will batting coach Dale Sveum.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers’ bench Willie Randolph will not be considered for the team’s managerial vacancy – and neither will batting coach Dale Sveum.
General manager Doug Melvin said on ESPN’s Milwaukee radio outlet this morning that he’ll look outside the organization for a skipper to replace Ken Macha. Randolph – who used to manage the New York Mets – said he was a little disappointed to hear the news. Melvin said he told Macha’s coaching staff they’ll be considered for jobs in the Brewer organization, but he’s not promising anything. Randolph said the GM told him directly that he won’t be considered for Macha’s replacement – and while he would have loved the opportunity, he said the Brewers didn’t owe him anything. Both Randolph and Sveum were interviewed for the manager’s spot two years ago, before Melvin hired Macha. Sveum managed the team for the final 12 games of the 2008 season, plus their only round in the playoffs that year.
The Brewers will keep their Double-“A” minor league team in Huntsville Alabama for at least two more years. The Brewers said today they’ve extended their player development contract with the Huntsville Stars through 2012. And the entire coaching staff will return, including manager Mike Guerrero. His team went 67-and-73 in his first year at the helm in 2010. He’s starting his 16th year in the Milwaukee organization, after playing as an infielder with the Brewers and Kansas City. Huntsville has spent a dozen years as Milwaukee’s Double-“A” affiliate. They’ve won four division titles in that period.