Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Ken Macha will return as the Brewers' skipper in 2010. On top of that, GM Doug Melvin added an option for 2011 to Macha's contract to ensure that he will not return as a "lame duck."
Melvin did not extend contract offers to two members of the Milwaukee coaching staff – interim pitching coach Chris Bosio and bullpen coach Stan Kyles. However, the two could return to the organization, perhaps even in their present roles.
Bench coach Willie Randolph, hitting coach Dale Sveum, third base coach Brad Fischer and first base coach Ed Sedar were all invited back. Randolph says that he will pursue managerial openings that he is interested in this offseason but otherwise looks forward to another year with the Brewers.
Was the team's lackluster performance this year Macha's fault or was it the result of injuries? Do you agree with bringing Macha back and tacking on an option for '11? Your thoughts in the comments.