A poor first quarter will not cost Brewers GM Doug Melvin his job, and manager Ken Macha appears safe for now as well.
Club owner Mark Attanasio told the team’s website before Saturday’s game that Melvin "is very, very secure" despite Milwaukee’s record. "You’re not going to see any GM changes here," Attanasio said. "Absolutely not. Doug Melvin has built up too much credibility."
As for Macha, Attanasio added that it would be Melvin’s call. And Melvin said Thursday that he didn’t "see any reason" to let Macha go. Attanasio amplified that by saying no move would be made Monday, as has been widely speculated.
Attanasio was then asked: What about after Monday?
"Doug needs to make those decisions, and Doug has been pretty firm in his support of Ken so I’m going to fall into line," Attanasio said.
The Brewers are 16-27 and nine games behind first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central.