The Brewers' mustachioed general manager, Doug Melvin, inked a three-year extension today, extending his tenure with the Brewers through the 2012 season. Brewers.com has the story here, including a quote from the eighth GM in Brewers history.
"I appreciate that Mark Attanasio and the ownership group have shown confidence in me in extending my contract," said Melvin. "It was the goal for me and my staff to change the culture and performance of the Brewers organization. Now I am energized to sustain the success for the city and the great fans that supported us through the rebuilding years. To show how I feel about the community, my family and I are donating twenty-five thousand dollars a year to charitable causes in the city of Milwaukee."
The article also has news that will impact the Brewers during games. Interim manager Dale Sveum is no longer a candidate to be the Brewers manager in 2009. However, Doug Melvin says he will recommend Sveum be retained on the coaching staff by whichever manager he hires.
Furthermore, hitting coach Jim Skaalen will not return next year after the team declined to offer him a contract. There's no current news on the other leftover members of the Yost coaching staff, but further announcements "will be made in the coming days." Hopefully, they don't forget (wink, wink) to mention extensions, etc., until spring again.