The Milwaukee Brewers announced that Doug Melvin is taking an advisory role with the club and will no longer be the general manager. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the club is looking for candidates with “knowledge of analytics” and will “target younger candidates” to fill the GM role.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 11, 2015
Milwaukee is 48-65, 24 games out of first place in the National League Central and already replaced their manager, Ron Roenicke, with Craig Counsell earlier in the season. Melvin led the club for 13 years and finished with a 1,004-1,052 record.
Melvin was one of the more traditional general managers left in baseball and accused “stat guys” of not watching the game and never admit that “they’re wrong.” Since 2003, the Brewers are eighth in team wRC+ (excluding pitchers) and 15th in FIP-.
Jerry Dipoto and Dave Dombrowski are available, but with the emphasis on “young” it seems they will go after an assistant with a bright analytical mind.