The Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday announced contract extensions for
President of Baseball Operations-General Manager Dug Melvin and Manager Roenicke. The announcement includes a promotion for Melvin, who previously had been the Club’s Executive Vice President and General Manager.
Melvin’s extension carries through the 2015 season, while Roenicke’s deal will go through 2014 with a Club Option for 2015.
Melvin gave credit to assistant GM Gord Ash, the front office, scouting and player development.
The Brewers GM said they still have a lot of things to accomplish and he still has goals for this team.
The extensions were received very well by the players in the clubhouse. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun says the players are excited for both men.
In Melvin’s tenure with the Brewers, he has engineered many key trades and signings, including trading for four of the game’s top pitchers, CC Sabathia, Zach Greinke, Shaun Marcum and Francisco Rodriguez. Each of them played critical roles in helping the Brewers advance to Postseason play.
Prior to joining the Brewers, Melvin also served as General Manager of the Texas Rangers (1996-2001) where he helped lead the franchise to its first-ever Postseason berth in 1996.
Roenicke was named the 18th manager in franchise history on November 4, 2010. The 2011 campaign marked his first as a Major League manager, and he made the most of it. Roenicke led the Brewers to their first division title since 1982 and a franchise record of 96 wins.