Monday, September 15, 2008

Ned Yost fired

Brewers manager Ned Yost was fired today. Dale Sveum was named interim coach. From the press release:

"This was a very difficult move to make, and we appreciate all of the work that Ned has done to develop this team into a contender," Melvin said. "In the end, this was a collaborative decision made to put our Club in the best position for the final two weeks of the season."

Dale Sveum, the Brewers third base coach, will take over in an interim role as manager for the remainder of the season. Bench Coach Ted Simmons has been reassigned to an advisory role. Any other coaching changes will be announced later.

Update! ESPN has the following quote from an unnamed player:

"I think we have sucked in September so far and I don't think it's his fault that we can't hit or pitch right now but something had to change," a Brewers player told's Amy K. Nelson.