Some MLB teams have already decided to go in new directions less than a month after the end of the 2023 season. This article will keep a running tally on what managerial moves have been made throughout the offseason, and will be updated accordingly. Stay tuned to TGH to see every move!
Craig Counsell – Chicago Cubs
Counsell had been the longtime manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. After becoming a “free agent” managerial candidate, he passed on the Brewers’ offer and chose to head up their rivals, the Chicago Cubs. His five-year, $40 million contract made him the highest paid manager in MLB history.
Stephen Vogt – Cleveland Guardians
Stephen Vogt, former World Series-winning catcher, started his coaching career last season with the Seattle Mariners as their Quality Control and Bullpen coach. He was stolen away by the Guardians, who parted ways with long-time manager Terry Francona.
Pat Murphy – Milwaukee Brewers
After the Brewers were snubbed by Counsell, they tapped Pat Murphy as their next skipper. Murphy was the interim manager for the Padres in 2015 after Bud Black was fired, but did not retain the job. Since then he has been a bench coach for Milwaukee.
Joe Espada – Houston Astros
Espada started his coaching career in 2010 with the Marlins, then bounced around to the Yankees and Astros before being given the Manager job there. He was elevated to the position after the retirement of Dusty Baker.
Bob Melvin – San Francisco Giants
Bob Melvin went from the San Diego Padres north to the San Francisco Giants in the 2023-2024 offseason. This will be the fifth different team for which he’s been the manager after stints in Seattle, Arizona, Oakland and, of course, San Diego.
Ron Washington – Los Angeles Angels
Washington was the manager for the Texas Rangers team that was one strike away from becoming World Series champions in 2011. That was his second consecutive World Series disappointment. Since then, he’s won a Fall Classic with the Braves as a third base coach. He’ll now try to get Mike Trout to the postseason for the first time.
Carlos Mendoza – New York Mets
After the firing of a well-known manager in Buck Showalter, Carlos Mendoza was elevated to the position after being a coach for the team since 2018. The Mets had one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory, so it will be up to Mendoza to right the very expensive ship.
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