MELVIN, ROENICKE GET CONTRACT EXTENSIONS
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE — The injury-battered Brewers sat in the National League Central cellar on Tuesday afternoon, a seemingly imperfect moment to announce multiyear contract extensions for general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke.
Or was it?
“There’s always going to be the fan who says, ‘Well, how could you extend those guys now?!’” principal owner Mark Attanasio said. “Well, it’s precisely now, precisely when you need calm, thoughtful leadership. Doug Melvin has had an enormous amount of success for us. Two playoffs in four years. People forget this team won only 56 games the year before he got here.
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