After 4+ years of serving as the Brewers manager, Ron Roenicke was officially removed from his duties Sunday night. He leaves behind a fairly strong resume: Roenicke headed the team to 96 wins in 2011 and almost brought them to a World Series and finished with an overall managerial record of 341-331.
That win total is the fourth-most ever among Brewers managers. However, the team has performed much worse recently. The Brewers have an MLB-worst 7-18 record after taking two of three against the Cubs over the weekend and, dating back to August 2014, have won just 18 of their last 60 games.
The Brewers had an organizational review at the beginning of the previous off season due to the 2014 collapse that probably doesn't need rehashing. After that review, they elected to keep Roenicke and, prior to the 2015 season, even picked up his option for 2016.
That all went out the window when the team continued losing. However, was firing their manager the correct move? Your feelings on this likely come down to a few things including the influence of a manager with in-game decisions, his relations with the players, his passion, and so on and so forth. You might even think Roenicke was a good manager but that firing him is still correct in that it could inspire the players further.
Or you might think that Roenicke is the correct manager for the Brewers who was just put in a tough spot with roster construction. He may have done all he could, but if you're given stale play-dough you're not going to be able to work it into anything special.
Everyone's got their own opinion: What's yours?