Brewers manager Ken Macha met for more than 90 minutes Saturday afternoon with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash, part of Melvin’s annual review of the organization. The sit-down did not include any discussion of Macha’s future beyond 2010.
Macha is in the second season of a two-year contract, though the club holds an option for 2011.
“We just talked about the players,” Macha said. “We spent equal amount of time on all aspects [of the team].”
Melvin holds similar meetings every year with members of the coaching staff, athletic training staff and scouting department.
Last year, Melvin pre-empted speculation about Macha’s future on the final day of the regular season by announcing the manager would be back for 2010 with an option year added onto his contract. Macha has been given no promises about a similar heads-up at the end of this season.
“That’s entirely up to them, how they want to handle it,” Macha said.
It’s been a disappointing season for the Brewers, who once again rank near the bottom of the National League in starting pitching and entered Saturday’s game against the Cubs with a 65-75 record, in fourth place in the NL Central. The Brewers have owned a losing record every day since April 23, when they were 8-8.
“I want to win,” Macha said. “It hasn’t happened this year. We’ve got some young guys in there now and we’ll see how they do.”