Roenicke thankful for extension
Not surprisingly, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke expressed thanks on Tuesday after the club announced it had extended his contract through at least 2014.
Technically, the Brewers exercised the 2013 club option in Roenicke’s original contract and added a one-year deal with another club option on top. So, he’s guaranteed through 2014 with an option for 2015.
“It’s good to get it done. I wish we would have been playing a little bit better when we did it, but that’s the way it is,” Roenicke said. “And it’s nice, because my focus needs to be on what we’re doing here, what we’re trying to accomplish, and getting through this time when we’re not playing well.”
Was his uncertain future a distraction?
“No, I don’t think it’s a distraction,” he said. “I’m very happy they have the confidence in me to let me come back next year and the year after, and then we’ll see what happens [for 2015]. But it’s not a distraction.”
As for general manager Doug Melvin getting his on contract extension through 2015, Roenicke said, “I’m happy about it because I really like who I work for. So many times, that may not be the case, but I liked him from the first day I interviewed with him, and I like him more that I’m around him, and now that I’ve gotten to know Mark [Attanasio, the Brewers’ principal owner], I really like the people I work for. That makes a huge difference for me, especially in planning for the future.”
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