Reports: Mets to interview Brewers' Craig Counsell

League: MLB

Posted on: 25 Oct, 2023 at 04:16 PM

Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets will interview Milwaukee Brewers skipper Craig Counsell for their vacant managerial position, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

The Mets received permission from the Brewers to speak to Counsell, whose contract with Milwaukee expires on Tuesday. New York is looking for a replacement for Buck Showalter, who was fired on Oct. 1 after the high-spending team limped to a 75-87 record this season.

Should Counsell join the Mets, he would be reunited with the team's new president of baseball operations David Stearns. Counsell worked with Stearns from 2016-22 when the latter was the general manager and then president of baseball operations with the Brewers.

Counsell, 53, led Milwaukee to three National League Central titles and five playoff appearances -- including an NL Championship Series appearance in 2018 -- in the past six seasons. He owns a 707-625 record since becoming the team's skipper in 2015.

Stearns, 38, officially was introduced to his new post on Oct. 2.

Showalter, 67, posted a 176-148 record in his two seasons with the Mets.

--Field Level Media