It was not long ago that Brewers’ bench coach, Pat Murphy, was being interviewed to manage the New York Mets. Luckily for Milwaukee, New York decided to go with Carlos Beltran as their manager. Well the Mets are looking at the Milwaukee coaching pool again to supplant another coaching vacancy. According to Joel Sherman, New York is setting up to interview Brewers’ bullpen coach, Steve Karsay.
Karsay was rumored to have been considered by the New York Yankees for the same position. The New York native was hired following the end of the 2018 season by Milwaukee to supplant Lee Tunnell as bullpen coach. Chris Hook came on at the same time to take the place of Derek Johnson, and it has been said that Karsay and Hook managed more as “co-pitching coaches” based on the way they shared duties in helping the pitching staff.
The job Karsay and Hook did with an often injured pitching staff with holes aplenty certainly enhances Karsay’s reputation, as does how well the Brewers’ bullpen performed down the stretch in 2019. Reputed to be good with young pitchers and a proponent of analytics, the one-time big leaguer might have an inside track to the job.