The last of the lame duck managers for 2014 has finally gotten a contract.
Early Saturday morning, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have picked up the option on manager Ron Roenicke, extending him 2015 as manager of the team. This extension also includes a team option for 2016.
Roenicke has been manager of the Brewers since 2011, which was also the last time the Crew made a playoff appearance. Roenicke was also voted Manager of the Year in the National League.
Last season, the Brewers suffered their worst season under Roenicke’s command, going 74-88 and finishing in fourth place in the NL Central. That team was marred largely by injury and substandard pitching. In order for the Brewers to pick up Roenicke’s 2016 team option, they will likely need to see a playoff berth at best, either this year or next, and at least need to be seen as competitive.
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