Brewers Hire Ron Roenicke As Manager

The Brewers officially announced the hiring of Ron Roenicke to a two-year deal with a club option for 2013, according to’s Adam McCalvyJoe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel first reported the hiring Tuesday and it didn't take long for people in baseball to praise the former Angels coach. Rays manager Joe Maddon told Haudricourt that he sees parallels between Roenicke and himself.

"I think he’ll be a very good manager." Maddon said. "He’s conversant, he listens. He’s got all these really good qualities that’s going to make him a good manager. Guys like Ron need to be found out."

Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin, and Joey Cora were also reportedly candidates for the job. Roenicke has served as a coach with the Angels for eleven years, managing in the minor leagues before that. He spent eight seasons playing outfield in the Majors for the Dodgers, Mariners, Padres, Giants, Phillies, and Reds.

27 Responses to Brewers Hire Ron Roenicke As Manager Leave a Reply

  1. tybud44 5 years ago

    Good hire Brewers! Finally not another retread. I would have been happy with him or Cora. Really thought it was gonna be Cora. But this is just as good. Now lets get him some pitching. And not Doug Davis or Jeff Suppan type pitchers either. Go trade for some young studs and rework this team. Did you forget Melvin? Pitching wins! Look at the Giants. Or just do us a favor an resign because you didn’t get your way again and Mark A. finally put his foot down on you.

  2. mrmet128 5 years ago

    oh look, another job bobby valentine was the frontrunner for that he doesnt get. first marlins, then mariners, marlins again, brewers, whos next?

  3. cookmeister 5 years ago

    Good for Ron. managers that have come from under Mike Scioscia (Bud Black, Joe Maddon) have had success when becoming managers…. as an angels fan, i hope he brings Hatcher and Butcher with him hahahha

    • tybud44 5 years ago

      And we will give you Rick Peterson

    • Hermie13 5 years ago

      Bud Black has had success? Seems like a lot of disappointment so far….

      • WasianCU 5 years ago

        Except that he took a team that wasn’t even supposed to be close to contending and kept them in the race into late September despite a $38 million payroll.

      • Tom R 5 years ago

        Have you seen the Padres roster? I challenge you to name 4 position players right now.

    • Exactly what I was gonna say- excellent hire by Milwaukee. Good town for some small ball!

  4. Braun4Pres 5 years ago

    I can’t get to excited over this. One one hand, we could have had Bobby V……On the other, it’s not Bob Melvin, and it’s a big step up from Macha or Yost….Good luck crew, once again, I have reason for excitement.Apparentely I am a little excited…. lol

  5. Red_Line_9 5 years ago

    Use some of that money from parking fees and go get some pitching.

  6. Sage 5 years ago

    WOOHOO!!! That’s good to hear. I like Roenicke’s pedigree, and anyone coming from the Scoscia tree is good with me. Cora would be have been nice, but I’m glad it’s not Bobby V or B. Melvin.

  7. SoCalAngelsFan75 5 years ago

    Roenicke has been trying for several years to land a manager position and finally got one…good for him. As others have mentioned, other former Scioscia-coaches have fared well managing so we’ll see if the streak continues. Wonder who’ll take Roenicke’s bench coach spot in the Halos now?

    • Tom R 5 years ago

      Would love to see Tom Kotchman, but he probably wouldn’t take it.

  8. Hermie13 5 years ago

    IMO, by far the best managerial hiring of the year. Other than wanting to see Hargrove back in Cleveland, Roenicke was my #1 choice for the Tribe last year. Can’t believe more teams having tried to get this guy away from the Angels. GREAT HIRE Brewers.

  9. RedbirdRuffian 5 years ago

    This guy is a winner, but unless the Brewers get lots of pitching it won’t matter who the manager is. Giants are an excellent example of a team with outstanding pitching and average hitting going all the way. Brewers should make a run at Lee, make a trade with Oakland for a starter, and bring in some bullpen help.

    • invader3k 5 years ago

      I agree with you about everything except making a run at Lee. There’s just no way they can or should top whatever the Rangers and/or Yankees are going to offer him.

      They don’t really need too much bullpen help either. Axford is solidified as closer and Braddock and Loe can help anchor the relief corps. They did pick up that Justin James from the A’s who sounds promising, though.

  10. LADodgersFan88 5 years ago

    Mrs. Roenicke was my high school PE teacher…Just thought I’d share that with you guys…

  11. bobskube 5 years ago

    Yippee. Smallball. Let’s run into outs. I can’t wait.

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