Ken Macha told reporters following the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds that he would not be back as the Brewers manager next season.
After winning the NL Wild Card in 2008 under Ned Yost and Dale Sveum, the Brewers have been a disappointment the past two seasons under Macha. The Brewers went 80-82 in 2009 and 77-85 in 2010.
Macha was not popular with his players or the fans.
But the Brewers biggest problem over the past two seasons has been their pitching. Only so much of that can be laid at Macha's door. Let us also not forget that the Brewers have not had C.C. Sabathia in their rotation as they did for the stretch run in 2008.
Apparently, the 60-year-old Macha had trouble relating to his younger players. If the Brewers are looking for a younger manager then perhaps former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge could fit the bill as he is nearly twenty years younger than Macha. The Brewers might want to act fast as Wedge has interviewed with the Chicago Cubs.
Macha previously managed with the Oakland Athletics from 2003 to 2006 winning the AL West title in '03 and '06.