A List of Former Brewers Players That Could End Up As Brewers Managers (Cont'd.)

  • Robin Yount.  Widely regarded as the Greatest Brewer Ever, he was the bench coach in 2006, then abruptly resigned.  Now that he’s serving in the same capacity under Dale Sveum, hiring him would be complex.  If he wanted the job, he could write his own ticket.  The fans could take a LOT of losing seasons before they would turn on The Kid.
  • Jim Gantner.  Has managed the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League for two seasons.  I think he’ll fit right in with our team concept…
  • Paul Molitor.  Widely regarded as the Second Greatest Brewer Ever, and the only one of that classic 80s Brewers infield to win a World Series (the year after he was run out of town, with the then-hated Toronto Blue Jays, in 1993).  Has served as an occasional spring training assistant/volunteer with Minnesota and Milwaukee.  Either would jump at the chance to have him back as a coach.
  • Cecil Cooper.  Former Brewers bench coach (2002) and current manager of the Houston Astros.  I didn’t say he was a candidate TODAY, but why not?  A former Brewer, and now experienced with the big job.
  • Gorman Thomas.  Oh, sure he could.  He’s around the ballpark all the time, anyway.
  • Pat Listach.  Current manager for the AAA Iowa Cubs, starting to be talked about as an eventual big league skipper.
  • Felipe Alou.  Played for the Brewers in 1974, and carries a .503 winning percentage as a manager, spanning 2054 games.  He’s still alive, right?
  • Bill Castro.  Current Brewers bullpen coach, he’s the only guy that’s survived the last 3 4 managerial regimes.
  • Jeff Cirillo.  Led some very mediocre Brewers teams in batting a couple times, technically a “free agent” right now, but also a Brewers television personality in 2008.  I’m not saying “next year,” but maybe someday…
  • Don Money.  Former all-star third basemen for the Crew manages the double-A affiliate in Huntsville.
  • Ed Romero.  Current 3rd base coach for the Houston Astros.
  • Terry Francona.  Current manager of the Boston Red Sox played in 90 games for the Brewers in forgettable 1989.
  • Dan Plesac.  Brewers all-star closer in 1987, 88, and 89 is a TV personality for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Willie Randolph.  Former Mets manager and Yankees bench coach played 2nd base with the Brewers in 1991.

Did I forget anybody?

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