The last time the Milwaukee Brewers went to the World Series was 1982, David Stearns hadn’t been born yet. The 30-year-old Stearns was introduced today as the Brewers new general manager and it’s his job to get the organization back into the post season.
Stearns comes from the Houston Astros, where he worked as the assistant general manager.
Current Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is transitioning out of the role that he held since 2002.
Despite his young age, Stearns has a long baseball resume. Since graduating from Harvard in 2007, Stearns has worked in the baseball operations departments in New York (Mets), Pittsburgh and Cleveland before joining the Houston Astros.
Stearns is less than half the age of his predecessor, Melvin, who turned 63 shortly before announcing he was stepping aside.
The Brewers had already been shaking up the roster under Doug Melvin, who started to restock the minor league system with a series of trades. The Brewers acquired a handful of top prospects from the Astros, including Domingo Santana, who has hit six home runs since being promoted to the majors on Aug. 21. Houston got Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers in return and Stearns was a part of that deal while working with Houston.