The Milwaukee Brewers have announced a change to their front office structure, however the reassignment of titles should not have much effect on the day-to-day operations of the org. In an official announcement from the team, it was revealed that Matt Arnold has been promoted to the role of General Manager, with David Stearns ceding that title while remaining President of Baseball Operations.
The #Brewers have promoted Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager. pic.twitter.com/zyF9cPnXtn— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November 19, 2020
Arnold has been the top lieutenant for Slingin’ Stearns since both were hired in late 2015 and has frequently been linked to other job openings around the league in recent years, including an interview for the Angels’ GM position earlier this offseason and being a finalist for that same role in Pittsburgh last winter. Via Adam McCalvy, Stearns said that this move is a way to help keep Arnold in Milwaukee: “There are more and more orgs going to this structure and so that leads to the potential of more and more orgs having open [GM] positions. Matt has a tremendous reputation throughout the industry.” Stearns also stated that him and Arnold “have operated in a partnership mentality for some time now, so I don’t see much from a day-to-day perspective changing.”
Stearns statement on Matt Arnold promotion to Brewers GM pic.twitter.com/ueHWpuurx0— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) November 19, 2020
Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Arnold held a variety of scouting and player personnel roles during a tenure with the Tampa Bay Rays that lasted from 2007-2015. He has worked in professional baseball for the last 20 years, beginning his career with the Dodgers back in 2000. He’s a California native and graduate of UC-Santa Barbara.