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How NBA commissioner David Stern helped shape the league
"This is a very sad day for the NBA For anybody associated with the League I think for anybody who is a fan of this league fan of the game. Ah Game of basketball period Here or anywhere around the world because David Stern was. I don't WanNa say singularly but certainly of very much responsible for everybody around the world Loving and appreciating this game being able to see this game the expansion of this game and David Stern of of course is No longer with US and Kind of knew this day was coming a few weeks ago when we got the news that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage throughout all of that I kind of stubbornly Felt like this is David Stern. He'll come out of it. I can't imagine I I can't imagine the League has already you've been without him. I can't imagine the world without David Stern and I'm still not sure how to process that. But I did know that when the moment came to have a podcast to discuss thus David stearns legacy and all the complexities of the man That the first person I would wanNA talk to the person sitting across from me in the studio right now. That's my good. The friend former colleague at the New York Times and of course hall of Famer Basketball Hall of Famer Harvey Aronson. Thank you for being good to be here good to be here solemn occasion I I agree and But it's good to be here. Thank you this is. This is tough so we were talking about this a little bit before we started recording and as I just said I can't imagine it's just the the idea that David Stern would Just that he's that he's not among still. There are certain people who you have in such high regard who are such titans titans who are such just just giants of their field or of the world at large that I feel like they're almost unkillable. David Stern like I would not bet on the David Stern versus death. I'm betting on David. Stern like literally going to punch death in the face and said get the fuck Outta here. I ain't ready yet and I I truly I believe these last few weeks ever since the news of the brain hemorrhage that he was going to rally because he is he's as we know he's a fighter and he's stubborn as hell and I figured that would be That would apply across the board and Yeah I still. I still can't quite believe he's gone. You have known him much longer than I have starting in late Seventies. He made his presence felt he was. He was lead counsel will when he came over from his law firm. Proske our rose in these four. Names and FRESCA Rosen Mendelssohn. I always forget the third one pro scour they always I was just called but he made his presence felt around the league and particularly with the media long before he became deputy commissioner in the early eighties and then commissioner in Nineteen Ninety Four. And you know I always found it interesting especially as we went on into the ninety s and into the new century that people looked at the NBA. And they would say you know. David Stern became commissioner. Larry Bird and Magic Magic Johnson entered the League one thousand nine hundred nineteen eighty season and it was a rocket to the moon right from there. And you know it's just a revisionist sense of history because David did not become commissioner until Nineteen eighty-four and bird and magic. Were already in the League. For four years the league was still a very troubled entity. You know almost you know almost a half decade into the bird magic era. There are a lot of issues. There were teams that were said to be on the verge of close of folding there was no salary cap op. There was no drug testing drug plan. A lot didn't happen until David actually became commissioner but those of us who cover the league regularly knew to him and I knew him I knew him from being around but I got my first as we all know our first David Stern phone call. Aw when I was working at the New York Post and I want to say it was probably around. Nineteen eighty one. Maybe and. He's he's Deputy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner or just about to become deputy commissioner and I I had decided as the Knicks beat writer that I was going to befriend Larry Fleisher. Who is the director of the Players Association and fancied myself as pro-labor Grew up in a labor union household and I was going to side with the players before for even knew anything right so I actually let turned over. My story wasn't a column. I think it was a story. Larry Fleisher who proposed doing away with the entire entire NBA draft. Why do we need to draft right? And I'm like you know that makes that makes a lot of sense to me so I write this evolutionary even now much less and you know for several years I kind of win alone and you can kind of make an argument for it. You know. Sort of a free enterprise system right but I wrote the story and David Stern and get a call the next day from Secretary and I pick up the phone and like I said I probably met him three or four or five times and and I answered the phone and he said he gets on and he goes this harvey and I said yes and he goes. I'm going to educate to. I'm going to educate you you for a few minutes. You fucking idiot and we went from there you know. He was merciless but yet always I pulled it back just enough to make you know that you know there's a possibility of lack of actual relationship here. But that was my first recollection of my have of my first. I Real David Stern W up and renew phone call and we all got those. I considered it. I don't know what point I realized is. This was the badge of honor. But this is a badge of honor. And it's funny harvey when we just seeing all the twitter tributes reading everybody's calms the last twenty four hours and we all have as as journalists. Cover this league so much. The same story these very very similar stories of our relationships with David these kind of love hate push rush poll frienemie type relationships where he was both In some ways mentor and Educator especially for you and Ah David our little closer in age so for some of us who came up and he was already well established as the commissioner for a long time before I come into the League or others is that WHO's pieces of red. He's very much kind of almost father figure and besides that he's the keeper of of all the NBA's history and secrets secrets and everything. So he did he would take on this role of like I want to educate. It's funny that he's saying this to you who was basically his almost pure at that point of. He's still doing his job job. He's not even commissioner yet and and you're covering the league but like that's just who he was I guess from the beginning and it certainly is the experience that I had with him and we all yes at some point. Got f-bomb to desk us. I'm glad we can curse on my podcast because David Stern wouldn't have wanted it any other way than for us to say fuck a few times because it was certainly one of his favorite words I I do think that it was probably very different to work for David. I mean reading a lot of the posts today on facebook and twitter twitter from people like Terry Lions and who's part of the communication staff for many years You know saying things like you know you you you didn't arrive at the NBA. Until David Curse you out in for doing something or doing something wrong and our cases I think it was a different different dynamic because to certain extent we did hold some leverage in power. David was marketing his league and it was important Kim particularly in the early years. You know to get the kind of press that he wanted for the sport and the kind of coverage for the athletes. He was trying to sell. So I think to a certain to a certain extent that you know that pullback from the total annihilation that David was capable of was inevitable because he wanted to Always maintain that relationship I remember in one of the Ninety S lockouts. He had a press conference was an update In the middle of lockout and the Times who's had a sign just kind of out of the Blue Murray Chasse who was a chroma generally baseball writer writer and columnist to cover the NBA lockout and Murray was long known to be essentially an ally of the Baseball Writers Association Association. I mean practically slept with ball them going too far but with G.. Those guys I mean it was. He was clearly pro row union in just about everything he wrote and Murray had written a series of articles for the Times that were clearly anti-star anti league and supporting the players. And I remember I was talking to David but after the press conference and Joel Lipman one of the attorneys attorneys with standing nearby and David started to say something to me. That sounded like you know one of these. I'm going to tell you in confidence. You know what's really going on. And y'all grabbed him by the arm and said David David Wait. Wait wait and David turned around and looked at Joel and said this is not Murray. Hey this is harvey and implicit in that or not. So implicit was the notion that I'm on their side. Not that I'm always going to write it the way they want want. I'm one of the regulars. There was a real difference if you one of the regular news who covered that sport and he kind of understood because I I will say this. We all WANNA be impartial. You'll want to write what we think. But it's particularly in the early eighties. Through the the end of that decade as League began to push more and more higher and higher and out of that ditch that it was in you know in the late seventies that all of us who covered the league felt a real pride that we were part of something that was growing. That was something special and David Sense that in all of us I could name you know whether there is Bob Ryan Alien Verizon you know Jan Hubbard Jack McCallum. I think it was. I think he looked at us. Not Addis he's guys or his writer so we're going to. You know who are going to adhere to is disciplined. Alright well what he wanted to but ultimately that we were pro. NBA Hey we believed in the product and we loved it we love the sport and believe in it and that was the difference. I think some of that changed in the later years when he felt this. There was some people coming along. Who are sort of interlopers? Who didn't necessarily have the League's best interest at heart? You know it's interesting too because you're describing you know a- and a general atmosphere in terms of the media and the sports world in general that that I think maybe a lot of my listeners or a lot of fans today probably don't have a true understanding of just because it was a very different world back then basketball was a distant third at best and you know baseball was still the national pastime and football was already a Bima and the NBA. You know forget whether the teams that were possibly going to fold in in the early eighties. When David I took over as commissioner it just the sport as a whole just didn't have the foothold in the capture of the of the collective the public's imagination that it has today this sport is a global a phenomenon of its own and that wasn't the case back then so it was probably really important and earlier on for David to to be able to identify that right? That's a that those of you covered league on a regular basis. Did so because you believed in basketball and believe in the NBA is a sport that that it wasn't just this little niche sport in America that would forever be overshadowed by football and baseball that it was that it had its own distinct identity in promise and and could be on on equal footing with those sports. I mean today. We don't have that discussion that the NBA is here and it is huge and it is to be reckoned with maybe the predictions of overtaking the NFL were a little premature but the NBA. It's I think people today might take for granted not realizing ising how far it had to come and so I think probably did shape a lot of how David saw the coverage and why he was so protective of it and when you talk about or any of US talk about David Redeeming us out and dropping dropping f bombs and whatever else. It's not because it was ever personal and it's not because we had fucked up that badly. Although occasionally we might have. David was just very protective protective of an advocate fierce advocate for his league. And so that's why I didn't mind badge of honor thing is like I kind of understood where he was coming from after awhile now cinder understood that if I pushed back and held my ground and especially if I did have a solid ground extent.
Remembering David Stern
"Longtime NBA. Commissioner David. Stern turn passed away on Wednesday after suffering brain hemorrhage he was seventy seven years old. Here's Jeremy Shop with remembrance of the man left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball ask ball in his thirty years as commissioner. David Stern made it possible for the NBA to scramble from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to a position of global significance unthinkable in the dark days of the late nineteen seventy s and early nineteen eighties. The League was beset by drug problems. uh-huh teams were going bankrupt in the finals. Braun tape delay that stunning reversal of fortune is why stern will be remembered as perhaps the rapist leader of any sports league ever. Of course the League's rebirth can be attributed solely to stern savvy and toughness. It wasn't stern turn after all who fashioned from clay transcendent Larry Bird Magic Johnson rival rate. It wasn't stern imbued Michael Jordan with his gifts. Either but make no mistake. There might be no other sports executive ever who so deftly utilize the tools at his disposal. No other commissioner so clearly recognized recognized and exploited the resources of his sport with Stern in charge the NBA called itself fantastic but it was really a star factory the league marketed. It stars to the Hilt No league ever better mastered the art of Marketing Than David Stearns. Da at its inception seven years before the advent of the Internet not to mention twitter or instagram the slam dunk contest was a phenomenon. must see event created by stearns Lieutenant Edrich welts people too young to seem Jordan versus Dominique. In the heat of the competition can hardly fathom how big a deal it was then in nineteen ninety two. There was the Dream Team. The ultimate expression of stern strategic thinking of his desire to make the league a global brand Dan with Jordan and magic in Barclay in Olympic uniforms. The world was suddenly. Cyprus turns unique brand of basketball. Diplomacy and capitalism ah soon the entire planet would be turned into a marketplace for NBA TV rights. And eventually the jerseys players such as Lebron James Ten years after the first Dream Team won gold in Barcelona yao-ming was the top overall pick in the draft. This was not coincidence in in. Its own way. Yes arrival was a milestone in the same order of magnitude as the magic bird rivalry in the rise of Michael Jordan. There was a good reason why stern headed seat. On the Council on Foreign Relations in terms of his management style. Stern was not a man to be trifled with he could be intimidating demanding reading imperious. In fact all of the above but he can also be charming and refreshingly blunt and honest even on the subject of the Owners for whom he worked for example when the New York Knicks lost a court battle about sexual harassment in their front office demonstrates that they're not the model intelligent management of course under stern rain for so long. There were many challenges and controversies. Even as total revenue players salaries skyrocketed. There were too many lockouts. There was infamous Pacers Pistons Pistons Brawl in Detroit which exposed yawning disconnect in the relationship between players and fans. Tim Donigi veteran. NBA referee went to prison on gambling related charges but in the end David Stern will be remembered for all the ways in which he elevated the game enriching his his owners and the players popularizing the league and places where it had been virtually no he also helped create the WNBA and champion day. Back when stern took over it would have seen it best unlikely that the NBA would become a global behemoth. It's perhaps the ultimate testament David stearns vision. The now it all seems to have been
Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized after brain hemorrhage
"Well we unfortunately start the show today with our thoughts and prayers. There's going out to David Stern the NBA released a statement last night and this was really out of nowhere because it was so sudden What took place place? David Stern collapsed at a restaurant last night suffering a brain hemorrhage and the NBA sent out NBA. Commissioner America's David Stern suffered a sudden brain rain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery the NBA said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family New New York's fire department responded to a nine one one call at a midtown restaurant Around two o'clock yesterday afternoon and fire officials transported the seventy seven Gerald Stern to Mount Sinai West Medical Clinic There's no immediate word on his condition but as you know David Stern was the commissioner of the NBA for thirty years from nineteen eighty four to two thousand fourteen super scary Sobering News to say the least end. We should at least start today. Hey by saying you know. Here's hoping that everything goes well. What David Stern and he's able to come back to health because that is absolutely terrifying? Yeah AH is horrible to see that news last night. Obviously David stearns seventy seven years old has lived a full complete life. I mean all these accomplishments it's And hopefully that's able to continue. I thought I think Michael Lee from the athletic tweeted last night. That recently spoke with David. Stern and everything I've heard is starting to still has conversations stations Adam silver. He's still sharp. Still loves and cares about the growth of the League just like he oversight over those thirty years like you said Chris Seven teams or added during his tenure sixteens relocated. Of course the League changed with David Sternest Commissioner. And it's amazing. How one day someone can seem completely healthy and the the next they can have something like this happen so hopefully stern is able to get back to full health For Him and his family. But sending sending our best to them
"david stearns" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Obviously, he built the league from, you know, back in earlier eras where they were drug is shoes, and there was racial issues with the audience and you know, league support remember in college as you probably recall, although you're probably younger than me that we're watching the finals, you know, on late night TV at eleven thirty taper relate. So the way that businesses grown is a trip to, you know, David Stearns vision, and Adam was with him at that time Adams, just more than new way. Whether it's inclusion of gambling, or sign of John jerseys coke globalization. And I had the that fortunate representing L million when the gate realize what his potential was. They just stuck their roots deeply into China. I know they're working on India. You know, things were materialize in Africa, so Adams, going to his concept has always been to grow the pie and Michelle understands that another players have rights with some of the marketing. So there's just more of a partnership concept. So it's, it's really working out. Well now right. That is Bill does. V NBA agent, man. Thank you so much. Joining us, we really appreciate it. Always money. Thank you. The head of the National Basketball players association. Her name is Michelle robbers show. We've talked a bit about what the supermax contract is now with the last CBA negotiations. How big of a thing was this in those negotiations to make sure to get supermax contract through for players? I don't like to talk of internal CV negotiations, but I can answer this question by saying, it was not the most significant issue that we, we were dressing during negotiations. Frankly, we wanted to do something, and I think ultimately, we succeeded for every class a player so we talked about things we could do in terms of comp for rookies for vets for. Free agents for the entire membership was under consideration. And we didn't exclude. I mean some might say, well, why do you have to worry about the, the max guys, Maxine eligible, you know, members of my union too. So we went up and down the bench, so to speak, and wanted to make sure that there was some thing in it for everybody. So was it was it something we would have struck on? I'm not gonna say that, but it was important that we received some, some value, some confab you some enhanced come failure for every category of players, including the Mexico is not does the players association seeds. Just the general idea of max contract as a compromise. Well, let's start with the fact that we've got. Got a salary cap at all. Of course, the compromise in a completely free enterprise system. There would be no such. Animal. We don't have that system. I walked into a system, pretty much ready made that obviously it was not designed for complete on unfettered free market. So, yeah, it's a compromise just as I suppose owners would say that. The minimum contract is is a compromise. So yeah, can't can't call it, what it ain't and that's what it is. Now how did this grow out of this, you know, the five year contracts twenty-five percent raises how what was the process for growing this place? Well, I should just point out that I wasn't here when the when the twenty five contract with negotiators. So maybe Louis, but skewered in my response, I think the Genesis of bet and this, this, this new deal was to further incentivize players to stay with the team that brought you. The, the, the there is a body of thinking that suggests that the game is better served if players stay with the team for, if not most not all most of his career, I don't necessarily buy into that. But I pretty shit that there's some people that that feel strongly about that. So the incent that much in the in the CBA that's designed to incentivize players to stay with team. And that's that's one of them. If, if your team can make an offer with the spec to comp that no other can, then obviously it makes you presumably think twice before you elect to go. Elsewhere. That's principally the, the basis for it. Whether or not, it's, it's worked, you know, the for others, but that, that was why it was at least being considered. Well, one thing is have gotten farther away from the big cat. Boom of twenty sixteen is they'd now guys are becoming eligible for this larger contract..
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Joining us live radio play by play man. Jeff levering WTMJ. Good morning, sir. Hey, good morning, everybody. And we've been talking so much about this this rough April that the brewers head of the schedule. And indeed it was a steady diet of cardinals. Cubs. Dodgers. It was a goodly. But this doesn't get any easier in Colorado either. And they get to wins this four-game center ready coming out of the blocks. But the Rockies are tough. Yeah. They are. They pitched the ball. Really? Well, there bullpens a little bit suspect at the moment. But I mean, the starting pitching has been really good Airmont Marquez the guy at the brewers last night. You saw what he did in the first five innings thrown perfect game. And then a couple of base hits go the brewers then end up with a fourth victory, but Colorado's a really tough opponent this weekend. You get the New York Mets and their fire. Ballers and other brewers just took two out of three from them over the weekend in New York City, but that's still. Really competitive team to and then you've got the Washington nationals coming into town to finish off the ten game homestand scheduled. Brutal. It doesn't get any easier. And that's just part of what the major baseball schedule is all about and he just kinda survive advanced. And so far the brewers have been able to do that in a little bit better. I know he was able to hang on last night and get to say, but should brewers fans in your opinion, be worried about Josh ater yet. No, I don't think. So I mean, he gave up nine homelands last year. And it's hard to believe that he gave up nine home runs a season ago, but he missed over the middle of the plate. And you can't do that. It doesn't matter. If you throw one hundred miles an hour like Jordan Hicks, or if you throw ninety six like, Josh Hader. If you throw the ball over the middle of the plate, you're going to get hurt. And for Josh hater he gave up a home run yesterday, but it didn't get up anymore. And and a win is a win radio play by play man shift. Liberty and our guest Bruce three sixty WTMJ. Good to see the big guy going deep again as you say dealer with another home run last night. Do you do you think this is the beginning of? The end. Well, I think it's the beginning of something. Nice meeting. You couldn't have started anything worse for for Hayes zoos and now talking to guilty. She's seen in the post game show last night. And he said that he the last month because remember Yolly she's seen hit a home run on opening day. So for the last month, you'll they should see has been going up to hazy saggy every day. How many home runs do you have how many home runs do I have? And at some point when a pitcher is doing that to your first base at thirty five year ago. It's going to start to get to you a little bit. So I think the the motivation was there you had a nice conversation and Andres, Colorado. There's a great article written about that on MLB dot com for Hayes, you Saginaw. But I think he's just fine. He made it a little adjustment to his swing and finally starting to hit the ball some thority. And that's a really good thing for this brewers team obviously travel with the brewers, and you're also very well traveled in the basketball world, not necessarily in the NBA. But I do have a question for you. Have you ever seen David Stearns and Brad Stevens in the same place at the same time? Haven't thought that's a really really good call. No. I haven't seen them in the same place at the same time. I got a couple of questions about that. I guess are. They are they actually the same person. Well, if you ask a lot of people that listen to brewers radio network, you think that myself and laying Brindle the. Two totally different people. One hundred percent unequivocally are different human beings. No doubt. I can handle birds. I handle birds lane cannot really that's a big difference. Oh my gosh. She's asked lane about birds. Oh, my wig out is really an understatement. It's it's really quite comical old. It's good. Yeah. Just learning. Oh, yeah. I'll have to own Lehman Bernstein, perhaps a trip to the areas in order. Good luck getting them in. Like a cat over a sink full of water. I'm guessing. Levering brewers radio playfully, Julius. I'm Bruce three sixty WTMJ will do next Wednesday. Thanks, you got guy. Six eight nineteen the three sixty sponsored by Dave Droegkamp heating and air conditioning. GM David Stearns dives into each roster move gene Miller on.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Attach check swing. He went around a splitter. Was named by Mark Lechner behind the plate. Did not ask for help out on strikes. And the cardinals have swept the brewers here is Saint Louis. Yeah. That was a series of get against the cardinals in Saint Louis walkie falling to the redbirds to New York for a weekend set against the midst that starts tomorrow night. Joining us live on brewers three sixty brewers president of baseball operations and general manager David Stern's morning how you doing? So five hundred at this point in the season. After really a brutal stretch the first month on the schedule. Cubs. Dodgers cardinals steady diet of three big contenders. Is this where you thought you'd be right about now? I think we've had some really positive and we haven't. Baseball. When you have a really good stretch of the funding. Reactive stretchy you end up right around five hundred. So I think right now early in the season I little bit less preoccupied with record and a little bit more focused on on our playing no question as we get into the mucus concessional. I'd be remiss if I didn't actually just directly ask you. There are reports of veteran left rejoining the club. Do you have anything to confirm force yet? I've read those reports as well as pick wide on it. Fair enough and ask. The long ball. There's a reliance on a nut just with the brewers but throat major league baseball. It would seem a lot of home runs being hit are hitting approaches could have to change back to where they used to be. Or is this new launch angle business the new metric by which offense is going to be generated by your team. But by the rest of professional baseball. Homerun so far. And I do think it's a combination of factors. I think first and foremost pitcher's throwing the ball harder. And so when you connect your payroll all up, it is going to go farther. I think that the second which is what you mentioned is batters are trying to get the air is more damages is up in the air, then when the balls on the ground, and so when you have that combination of of batter. Trying to get the ball in the air and pitchers throwing the ball, really hard. It leads to more home runs. I really don't know going to be a correction at this point. I think hitting you so hard right now. Because pitchers are so good. In a lot of the information the game favors pitchers that if you don't have home runs. It gets really challenging to score runs in general as an industry. So don't know that we're going to see a correction at least in the near future. And I do think it's a trend throughout the fall that more and more run for a long ball after a tough week. Like, you guys have had you got an off day in New York your hometown, by the way before taking on the Mets tomorrow. Typically, what have changed in twenty nineteen do on off days on the road? Do they do they get together and do something do guys kind of splinter off on their own and do something what do you expect from your team today? Choose your own friends there. Today where I think it healthy, forever cleared guy will hack on. Some guys, no doubt. Video little bit. I know we've got some. Broadway show tonight really varies on on each players interest. Since New York all has to beating though the and healthy office. And then then we'll spend a little time family tonight. She girls last year when I was in New York is fantastic. You know, putting that out there for the guys I let the guys know I think one of those meetings that he's going to be having today speaking if David Stearns couldn't hear him speaking one of those meetings today may involve avengers endgame eight truth to that rumor. Maybe that that wasn't on the plant, but never never. Say moving the country in the biggest cities, David Stearns is the brewers president of baseball operations, general managers. He joins us every Thursday in Burs three sixty. Thank you so much fun in New York. Eight twenty WTMJ viewers three sixty sponsored by Dave Droegkamp heating and air conditioning..
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Is part of the reason even a for a new player gas money. Why did they wanted to come here? How important as the owner is that's to you hearing from your own players. Let's very gratifying we try to you as an owner this very few things, you could do actually consigned the checks you can. Identified creek counseling, David Stearns at work and then set a tone. We try to set a family tone. But yeah, the players really your credit to them for the culture, they created and embrace. You can't he's not the most likable guy. Hi, megan. It's a bad thing though. Bob. Once in a while. And I'm fine. I don't worry about stuff, man. I I to be able to come here each and every day and the be around the boss. I it's not only what we do here at the ballpark, baseball wise. But the friendships that you develop touch on a moment ago, the friendships you develop with a guy like Mark his family and it lasts. It's not only for baseball. It lasts forever and ever. And when when you consider that it's totally different for me, the player, you know, when you're a player, you don't talk to the ownership that much you've seen once in a while. But when you get to the position and onto now as a broadcaster, you know, working in the front office, whatever it may be you get to spend more time with Mark. And you find out his his love of baseball. I mean from New York and the way he watches the game, he watches totally different than a lot of other people on. So that that part of it when you're connected to a guy like, mar and Davidson. I I remember the day we hired David Stearns Mark call me early in the morning. We're in Chicago. And he called me early in the morning, and he told me David Stearns, we're gonna sign David Stearns today, and he wants to talk to you. Would it be okay? If he calls kidding. Yeah. So. For Mark David call talk for about fifteen minutes. I mean, it was one of the best times. I ever had. Really? I'm telling you to, you know, talk to your new general manager the day. He's hired. And he wanted to talk to you that got that impress me. And since then he's impressed me a lot more. But I mean what we've had here with Doug Melvin through the years and with David Stearns Matt Arnold now is assistant. There's no better hands at this club could be in. Oh, my partner, Mark. How tough was it gets tough game seven. I mean. Okay. What me through that seven. You're heading to the World Series. He takes the lead. Yeah. Looks so. Once. Wally hit that bought to left field. And then stellar caught it, and I just you know, just felt like all the air came out of the balloon for me. And might have thrown something sweet. Dropped the few actually called the Commission Commissioner sailing swimming, call them in the next say, look, I'm really sorry. That's nothing like what?.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"And since then he'd impressed me a lot more. But I mean what we've had here with Doug Melvin through the years and with David Stearns, Matt Arnold knowledge. Assistant. I don't there's no better hand. But this could be. On my partner. Mark felt was it. If it's game seven, I mean. Remember okay into liquid walk me through that game. Seventy or picking your head in the World Series. You take the lead. Yeah. Looks so. Once. Really hit that bullet to left field. Then his Taylor. Caught it, and I just, you know, just felt like well, the air came out of the balloon for me might have thrown something sweet. Dropped a few f bonds. Go the Commission Commissioner ceiling swit-, call them. You know, the next look, I'm really sorry. That's nothing. Like what to see what that was nothing? But look it's her we'll put so much into it. And I feel if you're not passionate about it shouldn't be doing it. But you know, I mostly have gotten over. Mark. Hall of Famer legend, Mr. baseball, bodyguard, pleasure. Meet both you guys you can break some news. Who's gonna throw out the first pitch? It. We would be surprised Billy Jesse. It's pretty cool opening fish today. Actually, you should look look for it. Thanks for both. You guys great grades this year. Later, though radio show were you.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Owner is that's to you hearing that from your own players. It's very gratifying we try to. As an owner. There's very few things you could do actually consigned the checks you can. Identified creek and David Stearns at work and then set a tone. We try to set a family tone. But yeah, the players really your credit to them for the culture date, creative. And. Embrace. You can't he's not the most likable guy. It's bad thing. Go bob. Once in a while. And I'm fine. I don't worry about stop, man. I like to be able to come here each and every day and the be around the boss. I it's not only what we do here at the ballpark, baseball wise. But the friendships that you develop a touch on a moment ago, the friendships you develop with a guy like Mark his family and it lasts. It's not only for baseball. It lasts forever and ever. And when when you consider that it's totally different for me, the player, you know, when you're player, you don't talk to the ownership that much him once in a while. But when you get to the position and onto now as a broadcaster, you know, working in the front office, whatever it may be you get to spend more time with Mark. And you find out his his love of baseball. I mean from New York and the way he watches the game, he watches totally different than a lot of other people. So that that part of it when you're connected to a guy like mar and David Stern. I I remember the day. We hired David Stern. Mark. Call me early in the morning. We're in Chicago. And he called me early in the morning, and he told me David Stearns, we're gonna sign David Stearns today, and he wants to talk to you. Would it be okay? If he calls. Yeah. So. Hung up for Mark David called talk him for about fifteen minutes. I mean, it was one of the best times. I ever had. Really? I'm telling you to, you know, talk to your new general manager the day. He's hired. And he wanted to talk to you that got that impressed me. And since then he's impressed me a lot more. But I mean what we've had here with Doug Melvin through the years and with David Stearns Matt Arnold now is assistant. There's no better hands at this club could be in. Marquel? Tough. Was it tough game seven. I mean. Oh, okay. Walk me through that seven. You're picking maybe you're heading to the World Series. He takes the lead. Yeah. Looks. So. Once. Really hit that ball to left feel him doing his Taylor. Caught it and I just felt like all the air came out of the balloon for me. And might have thrown something in the suite. Dropped a few f bonds actually Cova Commission Commissioner ceiling swit- called them in the next. Look. I'm really sorry. That's nothing. Like what you see? That was nothing. But look we'll put so much into it. And I feel if you're not passionate about it. Then you shouldn't be doing it. But I'm mostly have gotten over. Mark astronaut CEO caller Famer.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Kidding that again, I don't know that was a historic season, especially the second half. But he looked great in spring training. I think he's like in creek council. Calls at the sweet spot of your career. I think he's in this weak spot of his career right now. So as a writer, I mean, you've done this for a while. Is there do you have traditions throw day things you always make sure you do before you sit down and starts at writing. Well, it's it's very it's. Yes, understand our insight. He, but I I have friends who will be disappointed if I don't tweet after the first pitch this season ever end. I swear you're pretty active here, and you're a good sweeter. Another social media old dog new tricks for me. What you do you have to pay attention to it. Now. Right. Well, I I started covering the birds typed on the typewriter now they're in antique stores. I don't know what that says about me. I always tell people computer times in college. Yeah. So we had to learn your videos podcasts audios. Social media. Yeah. A lot of stuff online. It's all about j s online right now, and we have subscription sales going on. Let me little Shirley. That the plug employees. It's only a few days. We'll see we were giving the sweet spot here. You know, you get to follow euchre and not not feel and stuff. So it's like being after stupid. You didn't want to be the next. Thanks a lot. And then David Stearns between me, and so I will say what kind of sandwich reforming here, but it's not very delectable. Well, let's. Witter there. You know, we got a lot of face. Thanks, guys. Thanks, guys. You guys have a good one hard to court great beat writer for the Marquis walking journal sentinel. And then for the Milwaukee Brewers and somebody throws up her her. How are you gonna put.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Know, what there is. And I'm not the first one to say this. But when it comes to opening day there is opening day. And then there are the other eighty home games. It is sights. Sounds smells. Oh, gosh. Anyway. Get last night. And it was a little bit more normal as it usually is the day after opening day. But Nevertheless, I love the fact that the brewers have kind of just picked up right where they left off to. Christian yelich can use to hit home runs. Josh hater continues to strike everybody out that he faces. Like stock is continues to come up with clutch hits. Lorenzo Cain continues to steal home runs and may game. Winning catches isn't that pretty much what we saw in the second half of last season, and especially in September and into October. Just to down to down one sixty two to go. It is funny. How I think baseball season Chirac producing the big program. Always it's always funny to me. I think more people of the major sports baseball basketball, football hockey. I'll say the four major sports. It is always funny to me how I think more fans start drawing conclusions more quickly about baseball after like one or two games. Then any of the other sports when it should be just the other way around because there are more games in a major league baseball season. Then those other sports and yet after two games. I'm sure there are people out there that are saying my gosh, Freddie, Peralta doesn't have it. What is Craig counsel of doing with this wrote? And just to become down there. One and one I'll be fine. They're a good team. Bullpen could be interesting though without Canaveral. I don't think they should be surprised by that news. Tommy, John incidentally for Corey Canadian. If you're listening to a David Stearns was saying in the last week, especially the last few days leading up to the announcement yesterday. What he was saying and the sound of him saying, it leads you to believe that it was not going to be good and can able we'll be out for a year. So we'll see what happens. It's a long road. Anyway, we'll have baseball. That's my long way of saying we have baseball for you coming up at five thirty five as the series with the cardinals continues between now, and then it's kind of a hodgepodge situation here who knows one of these topics might take off. And we might talk about nothing else other than it. But. It's an interesting story out of Phoenix and wall it we'll get to this not right now. But I just want to let you know before five. It's an interesting story out of Phoenix where because it is a story surrounding a football coach, it's not so much a football story as it is a. Cultural story, a pop culture story. But I think it's something that transcends sports and just because it emanates from the professional football team that resides in Phoenix, Arizona. That's how we're going to get into that here. Probably do that after five thirty. We'll squeeze in a great Scott before too long as well. And I want to in just a moment. Did you see what DisneyWorld announced DisneyWorld and Disneyland? They announced a list of things that will be banned. They're making some I think some pretty big changes. I have not been to Disney. Disney World is the one in Florida, right? I always I always get that mixed up and Disneyland is in California. I've been to DisneyWorld twice not in fit twenty years. Probably but on its surface. I read this to be a pretty major story as to what they're going to be looking to ban. Starting may first. So if you're heading there keep listening for that. But I I just wanted to what is the big story of the week nationally. Big story of the week. Nationally would be what probably the news that Robert Muller finally finish the investigation. The number of days here the numbers on this thing. Six hundred seventy four days was the length of the investigation on may seventeenth 2017 acting attorney general rod Rosenstein, appoints Muller to investigate the Russian government's efforts to interfere with the twenty sixteen presidential election and related matters. And officially March twenty second a week ago yesterday it officially wrapped up so may seventeen twenty seventeen to March twenty second twenty nine thousand nine a total of six hundred seventy four days. I've got a few numbers. I wanna pass on. There is the one. Major. Announcement that came out of this, obviously is that the president was. Not to be seen to have colluded or nor obstructed Justice. Those are the two headlines. Right. And yet the reaction out of it. It did give me pause because I did have to remind myself. And so I remind all of you who were. What is it? Fair to say some many were disappointed by the announcement of what is in this report? It is important to just kind step back as Americans for a second and say, hey, everybody Republicans Democrats over here attention. It is. A good thing that Robert Muller's investigation. Did not show that the president of the United States colluded with the Russian government or any foreign government for that matter. In order to rig and or setup victory in a US presidential election. I'll say it again, it is a good thing Americans. My fellow Americans. It is a good thing America that.
"david stearns" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Why wouldn't they do go? But don't you. Remember, it wasn't that part of the whole. Well, he's never gonna stay there. This is a this is a death wish for the cardinals that didn't turn out too badly, and especially ball Goldsmith who was on the executive committee of the union for while. And of course, it had time when the unions concerned about free agency, and we're gonna get into the contract and that decision. A bit before we get to that one quick thing. I want to ask you about the nationally another nationally central team the Milwaukee Brewers it feels like an emergency situation with them court Canaveral. Jeremy Jeffress both out it could be able and we haven't heard the official diagnosis it. Certainly sounds like he potentially is Pat to Tommy John surgery and all of a sudden Craig kimbrel. All winter. Maybe he does have a landing spot. What do you think? Yeah. I mean, it certainly seems that way for team that is so dependent on its bullpen, especially its back end. And that's what got him last year to the level of got him to. And that was again, even with the offensive editions. They had a great manager when we did the game against the cubs at Wrigley. It was how is he going? And when is he going to use these guys, and obviously he used them wisely and it worked out, but it was sort of a gambler's mentality. How long do we wait to bring hater in the sixth inning seventh inning? How long do we keep them in the game? We have knievel there. We have. Hey, we have Jeffers. What went are? We going to make this decision and automatically slam this door shut now. Yeah. The Greek Kimbrell is still being out there part of it. Feels is absolutely. Like, they're they are desperado. We gotta we gotta go to Milwaukee and Milwaukee needs Kimbrell and again. Get criminal on that team. Hope the injuries. Maybe it's Tanaka deal. He can he can still pitch through this. Who knows? But the point is that they need that aspect of their team to succeed. And even with that aspect they were exposed last year in the postseason. Yeah. From the outside looking at it looks like they're really good match. I will say this David sermons is part of this up and coming group of front office people who absolutely look at value and look at performance, and you know, that he's going to look at Craig Campbell in value him in very specific way. And on the other hand we heard that Craig kimbrel agent David meter as for six year deal during the beginning of the off season. It feels like that. When you talk about trying to match up an agent with the front office person that not a great match up here. Right. It turned of how David Stearns, David. I David Stearns is also part of the one of the traits of this new generation of front office people is they don't overreact like they don't panic. They don't feel like now we we can never. Ever replace a reliever. Like this guy. We have to go out and get a big name rather. They feel more like, you know, what relievers running back, she can go and find another one, you You know. know, I wonder if they're gonna they'll actually execute a deal. I hear you. I do think that that this this wave of young executives has also shown at times their their willingness. I don't even wanna use the term revert back to old ways. But I do find that when they get close to what they believed to be a finish line. Or at least a chance is that they're willing to take certain risks to to almost to fulfill their prophecy of here's how we're doing it. Oh, while we were this close, and we have a chance to go get a Craig kimbrel. I guess what is the hybrid? Now. He's not a young guy executive..
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Russell yesterday was the day that owner Mark on and Osceola manage annual preseason address to his walkie brewers. The message don't fix what isn't broken. Meanwhile, one thing that wasn't broken the chemistry might miss stockists. Brought the team last year after July thirty first it's one of the reasons the general manager David Stearns wanted to bring him back on a one year contract. We know we know what the fit was last year when we brought him over a valuable member of our clubhouse culture. And and so it's a infused that back into the into the team is important from stock deal worth at least ten million dollars. That includes a mutual option for next season brewers beat writer, Tom hotter quarter. The journal sentinel tells WTMJ sports central Miller park's right field porch makes it attractive for all left handed. Hitters licensed. I that's one of the reasons why the coveted Christian yelich so much. They thought his numbers would explode at Noah park compared to. The huge ballpark. He played in Miami. And sure enough it did more home runs at Miller park last year. They never hidden. Any full stock is by the way. We'll switch numbers this season for what it's worth last year. He wore number eighteen after he was traded from KFC this year. He'll wear number eleven all year long bridge and shortstop Manny Machado has come to terms with the San Diego Padres on a ten year three hundred million dollar contract. He leaves potentially more money on the table from the Chicago White Sox thought Machado would be a perfect fit for them SOX executive vice president Kenny Williams, not happy.
"david stearns" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And I think teams, and I think this is a chance for these teams to try and gain a little bit of that power back in their negotiations. You've seen this to a small degree in the NFL where the stars are signing Sheard deals and getting some guaranteed money on the end. You're speaking about the quarterbacks and some of these other skill positions where they get a lot. Of guaranteed money, but it's not the same. It's not like baseball. It's not where you're investing three hundred million dollars into a guy. And I think also as these teams have watched this free agent process play its way out, and they see manny's not signing and Bryce in signing. They're seeing oh, wait we have a chance at these lower year offers, especially if we can tweak the AP, y which is the average per year if we can get that up a little bit higher. These guys might be invested to come play with us take an opt out at some point in time and re up later in their career it shifting the balance of power in the negotiating. But it's leaving it out there for the players to decide am I going to bet on myself or am I going to take that longer term deal for a little bit less per year? And the rules are kind of changing without notice the there was no notification for major league baseball and. It's ownership groups and okay. So maybe maybe I'll be naive here. Okay. You tell me of I am. Players will say there's collusion of major league baseball. That's why Harper Machado haven't signed. That's why a lot of veteran free agents haven't signed. And if I were operating in major league baseball, if I were David Stearns with the Balki brewers, or you know, Ned Colletti or lever. I'm talking to. I wouldn't be saying, hey, you're not gonna sign this guy. We're not gonna sign this guy. I would be saying I am in house. I need to take care of my house. And if I'm rebuilding the Miami Marlins. I'm not going to invest right now in twenty six year old even a great twenty six year old for ten years and three hundred million. Look at Albert pools is deal that he signed at age thirty two at age thirty two signed a ten year deal with an average salary of two of that. Attend. It's outrageous. He's made one all star game sense is had good years..
"david stearns" Discussed on Painting Corners Podcast
"So that shows up get started at. Football dot com. That's flip board dot com. So when I saw that trade the first thing that I thought of was they basically took Lewis Brinson in what they wanted him to be took Brinson and D as in a couple in a pitcher and made got Christian yelich for a lot of years, by the way. It's it's a long con-. He's still under contract for a while. But you took what you wanted Brinson to be in win got it. You got Christian yelich back who basically is top. He was MVP. Like, let's put it that way. I don't even have to say top anything. He was the National League MVP. He can put the ball where everyone's just like you said, the each row comparison is awesome, in my opinion. And he like you said franchise changer. He adds an element to that to this lineup that they didn't have four. There was never a guy on this roster in my opinion that could literally just basically pick a field and put it there, and he adds everything to this team. And I think that was a big boost it was and I can tell you. There is no way the. Brewers would get where they were without Christian yelich. And when they had to pull off that move, David Stearns general manager ended up going to the ownership and said, this is what we wanna do. And we're not gonna only just get this guy. But we're going to get Lorenzo Cain. And when when you make that kind of move for gala Christian yelich, you have to weigh the factor of him having proven big league success versus prospects. No Brinson, Ed some major league experience, but really not too much in prospects for the most part are unknown. While yelich is a guy that's proven that he can be effective at the big league level. And I think that was a move that when they considered all factors was one that they needed to make and for one year, and I think for a lot longer David Stearns is going to be called the general manager that really changed baseball in Milwaukee for a long long time. So we're gonna talk about Lorenzo Cain here in a second. But we're going to kind of deep dive into prospects. If you had to if you had to pick your favorite three outfield prospects in the system, the number one guy that I'm really high on for the brewers would be Corey Ray. He's a guy that as speed in the field. He doesn't exactly have the strongest arm, but he's got upset with his bat. And he's a guy that debris who's in some parts are really high on. And I know that they've had guys or they've had other teams call about him, and he's been rumored in a possible package for Allie, Madison Bumgarner, and from all the things I can gather Bumgarner is not going to end up in Milwaukee..
"david stearns" Discussed on Painting Corners Podcast
"Which one, but either way Aguilar's probably gonna end up being the guy that gets most of the time they're in and whether it's themes or another option that they have on the roster that gets are that gets playing time at first base. I'm not sure, but Haza segula get out of beating the guy that really gets a lot of time there. So we kind of blue by him when we went through the catcher position kinda give me like the profile. What what Jake would Jacob Nottingham is going to be to this team. I mean, he's listed as a catcher and first baseman. Do you see him getting any time? Or is he going to be a guy that starts out in San Antonio? And kind of sits there for a minute. Yeah. I think it's it's smart to bring up Nottingham. And he's a guy that the brewers like and one point that was brought up at the press conference today that I did not really think about, but it makes a lot of sense is that the guy of has Grenell's caliber for one year on this team is going to allow Nottingham to one sit in continue to learn. But to also learns from grown doll, and I think you can learn how to call a game more. Properly on that saying he doesn't have that ability now. But when you have a guy like minded doll. You can always pick his brand that you have aircrafts Manny PINA there too. And I think Nottingham 'as private primarily going to start the season off in San Antonio, barring a trade of either aircrafts Pena, which could be entirely possible. But if there is one that stranded out, imagine, it'd be Kratz, but Nottingham is a guy that he can hit you can play good defenses while the pitchers in Milwaukee really high on him. They think he's got a bright future and his full energy to you should see a move around the clubhouse that guy eight probably has the most energy on the brewers roster and that saints something because he's he's just a lightning bug. And it's I think he's gonna end up having to future Milwaukee. I just don't think it's going to be this season. Right. So he has a future in the organization, which is awesome to hear. Let's continue to talk about somebody who has a feature on the organization Casten Hera. I mean, what can't you say about? This guy means. The number one prospect for this organization. He's going to probably play second base. I would imagine is he a guy that starts out in San Antonio. I mean, you have a guy like her non Perez and Spangenberg on the roster or does he start as the opening day starter for the Milwaukee Brewers? Yeah. David Stearns, are general managers is said that he will not be on the opening day roster this year, and they are going to be patient with them. It's it's unclear whether or not he's gonna start off in double or triple A, but his ability as a player is unique in the fact that his hitting is extremely well advanced for a player of his age. And I I mentioned yesterday and are different radio spot that I had a rival scouting director. Tell me that in all the years you've been watching players at the AA level. He's never seen a hitter at the at the level or the caliber of custody era that level and he was just blown away by his hitting. And then the only question Mark with him..
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Work. David Stearns does and tried to figure out what might work best for the team in what you might be able to pass on. He's a really good at setting of value for something. And speaking disciplined discipline is the word they use a lot with David Stearns. So there's a guy out there, and David Stearns is thinks he's worth acts and his agent wants, y which is way more. He's gonna wait on it and wall that single signing maybe an filter looks really good. When you put all the pieces of puzzles together you. Stay disciplined and how much you're willing to pay. This guy gives you so much more leeway on the other side to do other things that really is a puzzle that David Stearns Matt Arnold put together. And there is good as anybody in baseball at putting that puzzle together. It's funny, gene, is that you've been here through a variety of general managers have seen how the game has changed. And you see how the thought process change. Doug. Melvin wants told me some of the most critical decisions he ever made. With regard to play requisition was where the bottle of Jack Daniels next year. It's by kind of my I feel like it's a little different in today's game. Right. I mean, it's more about the analytics. And and I know a lot of people are are wondering is Mike Mushtaq is gonna come back and for everything Mike was doc is dead in the clubhouse of a clutch sky had a ring he was a tremendous fit from that standpoint. I can't imagine the analytics are as much in favor for Mike was doc is perhaps some others. Right. Something's gotta be missing there, and you walk. I mean, there's so much much getting your Walker back a couple of years ago and that didn't work up. And I'm sure that there was a reason for that that they did make that move it second base. But sometimes to the deal that you don't make your best deal as well. Like you said you're not going to overspend anymore. I think that's the new approach to free agency. That's where we're seeing these big named guys still on the beach waiting for offers because we're going to see who's gonna make that first big offer that first multibillion dollar signing, and then all the other pieces will fall in place. That's when you get value for your experience. I do want to get your thoughts as well on the rotation. And what it could look like initial outfitters versus guys who may start the season and the pan. Obviously the pitching is it's different in Milwaukee. And a lot of places with how guys are used but want to take a look at that. We'll do it after this. Breath WTMJ's mobile.
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"And why not the brewers were one win away for being a World Series team expectations very high for this season and still perhaps some unfinished business this off season. What will dive into here at the start of the program, we do a chunk of my interview? With brewers pitcher trace Anderson that will replay back for you coming up about eight thirty three tonight if you'd like to join us on the program talks and brewer. Was baseball and love to have you and four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the accurate mortgage, talk and text line. Simple question here. I don't know if it's a simple answer. But we'll try and figure it out together. If we can't just start the program. Very clear to me that the brewers have decision to make with the middle infield and more specifically second base, and this was identified as an area. I don't know if you want to say concern, but David Stearns GM, David Stearns, even hinted at it after Jonathan scope was non tendered and became very clear. The brewers were not enamored with Jonathan scope. They parted ways Stearns admitted it was a mistake and during the winter meetings. There was some rumblings about the brewers may be kicking the tires on a second baseman or two and slowly. But surely this robust market of second baseman. It started to dwindle and the pond of second baseman. Well, it's becoming a little more. Shallow. Brian dosier off the list. DJ LeMay Hugh off the list. Daniel Murphy off the list as drubel Cabrera off the list. Jed Lowrie off the list scooter Ginette, well, that was never even considered. And while there are still a few left on the market and potentially a good fit in Milwaukee guys looking for a one or two year deal. The question becomes what do you do here? What do you want to see happen at second base? What is the answer? Is it Travis Shaw? And then he re-signed Mike was Nakas to play third base. Is it moving saw back to third and letting your non-paris give it a rip along with. Corrie Benjamin Bergen piler Salvino. Or is it finding a guy like Josh Harrison Marlin Gonzalez? Or among the likes of the free agents available to plug the gap until the brewers top prospect is ready to go. What do you want to see happen here? What what's the best answer for the brewers at second base? Four one four seven nine nine one six twenty mortgage, talk and text line. I do not want to see the brewers go in the direction of we're going to let air non Perot's just do this thing and be the all-time guy. And yes we'll suffer in based upon matchups. And who's on the mound a guy like Cory Spangenberg and a guy like Tyler Dino. I don't wanna see that. That reminds me too much of what happened last year with the Brad Miller, Eric Sogard Tyler sell it. I mean, it was everybody they were grabbing at straws in trying to find something that worked in something that stuck in the thing that ultimately, look the best was Travis Shaw playing second base the combination of Shaw and Mushtaq is while both lefties still had some value to it. So much. So that Jonathan scope was really not even part of the brewers postseason plans. What does that the best answer? Yeah. Is back. He's going to be seeking a multi your deal. I would have to imagine it at the very least a two year deal travel. Shaw's working at a one year contract as part of his we avoided arbitration deal. So he's back for four point six five million. I think he's an arbitration two or three player after next season. So he's going to go back down this map or this road again and he'll be back in a brewers uniform. But how much do you wanna give somebody in terms of years and resources when you know, the hot prospect is coming up through the pipeline. And at some point he's going to take over and there will likely be no looking back. What is the best answer here at second base for the brewers? What do you want to see happen for one four seven nine nine one six twenty the economic mortgage, talk and text line, the one name that still is attractive to me. I'll explain who that is on the other side and just how respected is casting hero. Among all prospects in major league baseball will dive into it after this on burgers weekly..
"david stearns" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Till nine o'clock coming up at eight oh seven it's courtside with the Milwaukee Bucks. Head coach like Putin. Holzer guest this week coming up in about seven or eight minutes. Mike exegesis CBS sports baseball writer and insider, what might be looking for before spring training begins and ultimately, the regular season believe it or not. I mean, it's like I two months away from the start of the regular season. March twenty eighth earliest start ever for the Milwaukee Brewers. That's like a month ahead of a month ahead. But usually I time out the NCAA tournament final four in opening day. Usually they kind of fall in fact championship Monday opening day in the walkie have fallen on the same day at times and not going to be the case this year. No that'll be like Sweet Sixteen round when opening day hit. So we've got that to look forward to spring training begins in less than a month. Big news today made by the Milwaukee Brewers, and it's a very different from the news. Made yesterday by the Milwaukee Brewers. Devolves brewers GM David Stearns who received a promotion today and a contract extension. We have come to learn that we don't know the terms of the deal in terms of dollar amounts or years. Very safe to say that brewers owner cats and Osceola is sick of fielding calls from teams interested in talking with David Stern. So move made today should help eliminate that in the future Stearns promoted to general manager and president of baseball operations. So it's a big move. It's a big move in a very smart move by Marquette because it keeps teams like the Mets and the giants and other teams who are interested in a young upstart general manager from leaving Milwaukee. And that was a little bit uncomfortable. I think when he got toward the end of last season when he heard that the Mets were snooping around a little bit even Doug Melvin was rumored to the Mets. Remember that? San Francisco Giants had some interest in why wouldn't you have interest in David Stearns? So the promotion. It delegates turns to a position where you can't really get any higher. If you're presided over baseball. I mean that is his baby the roster the draft. I mean, really there's so much more that goes into it. But the title of baseball operations president. I think is enough to fend other teams off. So it's not just one of the things you read. Oh, great. You know, he's earned it. Nice job. David Stearns, very happy for him. Yes. But I'm also very happy. He'll be in Milwaukee for the foreseeable future. I mean, this is brilliant, isn't he and you talk about the shift? Actually, we talk a lot about how pitchers are used. And he and Craig counsel are lockstep with how this team should be constructed. And what it's going to look like on the field. It's really interesting to watch their dynamic because. Admittedly, don't watch every baseball game in every market. I don't know the dynamic between general manager and manager all across the league. But I know the one in Milwaukee's pretty interesting, and it it seems pretty special plus not to mention if you think back to everything starts his done. There's not a lot of demarcation to what he's done on his resume in Milwaukee Brewers as far as moves that have been made the scoping last year. That was more of a, hey, if this works, it's awesome. And if it doesn't work it could kind of mess you up in the end and a little bit not really. But I mean, the fact that him in council can get along this easily. Putting out a roster, and there's no public arguments between the two about what they want or there's no backstabbing thrown anybody under the bus Copacetic. Which is weird. Sometimes it's weird to see that nice smooth energy between general manager manager scope thing didn't work out in Stern's admitted to it which I appreciate you didn't try and hang onto that. How many times do you get frustrated with the GM would just won't cut bait? I know. I know you traded forum and you gave up some assets. I get it. But is he really worth the headache and the money probably not Ted Thompson? Well, yes, that comes to mind for sure. This little different in that Jonathan scope wasn't homegrown. But it was still a mistake and you move on from your mistakes. People want to knock the bucks I ever draft pick uttered John Hammond. You know, who it was? Joe Alexander a lottery, pick out of West Virginia Hammond, and even John Horst was a member of that that group that's elected. Joe Alexander now that didn't work out. It didn't work out at all. Joe never lived up to any of his potential in the NBA. But you know, what the bucks did they got rid of them pretty quick? They phones on Salman's who became a pretty interesting player for a short period of time in Milwaukee. So moving out from mistakes. I think is a good general manager. You're not gonna be a thousand totally understand that good on the brewers for upping with David Stearns extension promotion. Hopefully, he stays in place for a long long period of time. Coming up next. We will talk baseball free agency with CBS sports baseball insider, Mike X, always really good stuff. From Michael check in with him coming up in just a moment. WTMJ.
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"Make before spring training begins a little over month away from spring training beginning for the brewers as we think back to times that were not so good? That included Jack Voigt. In antone Williamson. Much different state of brewers baseball today. Absolutely four one four seven nine nine one six twenty you pitching second base catcher. I think those headline the list for me now some degree it doesn't have to be a Bank breaker. But I think if you're gonna find a second baseman. You probably not looking for somebody who's going to bat eighth in your lineup. You want somebody that's gonna make a bit of a difference? But again, how much do you want to spend and for how long do you want to commit to a second baseman knowing that you've you have the future? I I'd be surprised if Casten hero Maurici Audubon of one of those guys didn't pan out and could be relied upon to be an everyday second baseman at the major league level the question with both of them is when will it happened. When will we see one or both of those players at the major league level, David Stearns did say at the brewers winter meetings or at the major league baseball winter meetings. He did not expect Casten hero to start the season with the big league club. No matter what he does during spring training is yet to hit a triple eight pitch. So that's going to happen. I think for Casten hero. But it's a matter of time. The guy could flat out hit. He's done it at every level. I'd be surprised if it didn't happen for him at the AAA level. And then we'll see when rosters expand. Or if there's a pertinent opportunity to bring in here into the mix, but he's a name you have to consider whether you see them this year or next name you have to consider if you're shopping for a second baseman to fill a whole this particular season. So it's a hole to be filled. But for how long that's what you're looking at here. If you're David Stearns pitching comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, it was a bargain free agent signing and ULA scene and a minor league. Invite invite the camp with. I don't know what it was for Wade values. Just all right. Well, let's bring this guy and see what happens and look how well that turned out. So there's a lot more that goes into this other than just, you know, find a guy and put them into the situation the deep-rooted world of analytics rear their heads. Every time assigning gets made by the Milwaukee Brewers. We do have one more segment left on the program. We'll get back to your phone calls as well for one four seven nine nine one six twenty as we wrap up brewers weekly after this on WTMJ WTMJ's, Jeff Wagner..
Major League Baseball will require Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader to take sensitivity training
"Four thirty two from the. WTMJ breaking news center the brewers a major league. Baseball are responding. To the revelation of racist and anti gay tweets from pitcher Josh, Hader WTMJ, Scott wars has the latest John let's. Start with what major league baseball announced today in a statement they said that the office of the. Commissioner will require, of heater, sensitivity training and participation in MLB's diversity and inclusion initiative had been some talk that he may be would face suspension that will not be the case and then brewers. General manager David Stearns releasing this statement a short time. Later saying in part that those who have come to know Josh hater do not believe that these posts. Represent. His beliefs Stearns will join Wisconsin's? Morning news tomorrow at eight ten I'm Mike Spaulding may. Be, an opportunity for him to show his human brewers reliever Josh hater owning up to his racist and anti-gay tweets in what's amounting to, another case, of what's on the internet is there forever belt. Or in, Lincoln's, Andy, Larson humping that. Coaches parents and anyone who's in a, position of authority your leadership needs to try and. Convey to, a seventeen year old or younger anyone really who's on social media what you put out there, stays out there. And deleting it doesn't mean it. Goes away catering the brewers returned to the field. On Friday I. Commute challenging commute this morning after a complete shutdown of the Marquette, interchange WTMJ's, Tony bedrock live in the breaking news. Center Melissa no injuries are being reported after two vehicles burst into flames when a car slammed into. A construction truck, carrying a, type of road primer it happened just after three this morning along forty-three northbound at wells air Lipsky the Milwaukee fire department says they use an abundance of caution it'll. Take a slightly like hey we're going to settle, stuff That's not there's no joy in that there's even less I think we have a massive lips he says it nearly prompted. Evacuations before they knew a, less, toxic chemical was on board A community group hoping to improve communication between the residents and police in Milwaukee it's an effort to build trust between residents. And law enforcement I'm assuming that it probably will have some some differences. In regards, to what it looks like from the community versus the police. Department to walking community collaborative. Committee chair, markes a Tucker says. The report should be ready for, the common council this fall we hope to get something in the budget for twenty nineteen that's what we're really hoping Tucker says some people are skeptical, there's a lot riding on this and we hope that all of the agencies and the community continue steadfast and be strong throughout this process outside their Wisconsin black historical society in Milwaukee Jane Matenaer. WTMJ, apology from the. Mayor and a settlement from a central Florida's city that. Took issue with a couple's decision to. Have their home painted like a Van Gogh masterpiece starry night WKNO jeez Amanda Castro explains The mural was graffiti Nicole violation and a traffic concern finding the homeowners more than ten thousand dollars they bought a federal lawsuit claiming the city, violated their first and fourteenth amendment rights the city decided to settle the case as part of the agreement the homeowners wanted a public apology from the mayor who calls this unfortunate dispute WTMJ news, time, four thirty.
Boys rescued from Thai cave are recovering well in hospital
"Wisconsin senator district wtmj reporting that the district is terminating cfo jeff sink avec also getting rid of its vp of sales and marketing trays good row the changes come as the bradley center of course is starting to dissipate steve marsh will become the new cfo of the wisconsin center district originally with the bradley center that according to the district confirming that's wtmj much more on this developing story throughout the day today the changes coming to the district the wisconsin senate district by the way runs the convention center and the milwaukee theatre right there new where the new milwaukee arena theaters history is now underway the eighteen day ordeal is now officially over in northern thailand all twelve boys and their soccer coach have made it out alive of that flooded cave the crews that were in there with them now also out crews have been racing to get the soccer team out before monsoon unrein's we're going to move in later this week bbc correspondent jan johnson is reporting that there's been such complex or operating everyone breathing a big sigh of relief now the strength and resilience and self belief of those boys the skill and determination of the expert case diva's who came to rescue it's a phenomenal feat of endurance and a daring rescue operation that's being carried off successfully against such difficult off the boys are quarantined there hoped to be reunited with their families soon some have been able to see family members through glass many of them also asking for food all kinds of food asking for anything they can get their hands on they also want to go to the world cup final in russia where they've actually been invited to go at ten doctors say that's not going to happen they'll have to settle in watch it on tv perhaps so they'll be able to see some type of a big game manchester united expressing it's really manchester united now offering all involves not only those that were trapped in the cave but the crew is well to come see a game of theirs in the future weeks escorted by vice president mike pence the new supreme court nominee brett cavanaugh at the capital he's meeting with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and others expected to meet with senator ron johnson at some point as well johnson praising the president selection of cavenaugh adding that even if the president gets indicted in goes before the supreme core cavenaugh would avoid a conflict of interest law article on this is very well informed and written in a good time with shows his impartiality on on the subject so i for my own standpoint i see no reason why he'd have to recuse himself on come before the supreme court senator tammy baldwin is expressing reservations hasn't made any decisions yet senator johnson says he's pleased that she is taking her time with a snap decision the fight fight over the future of milwaukee's troubled north division high school is continuing recall the reaction what's north division to become a community controlled school a group from that part of milwaukee that would be an effective school board for that school longtime education reporter ellen bore success would probably require either state legislative approval or a high degree of cooperation with the monarchy school board and the teachers union and frankly that's not gonna happen doors division as a tendency and enrollment issues plus an eighteen percent dropout rate and graduates just three of ten kids in four years g miller wtmj news the brewers keep the push on to get their first baseman hey suzanne guitar into next week's all star game the brewers are all the paying fans to vote for heyzer saying killer the smart thing for example they bought coffee for fans for voting gm david stearns approves horford to have it on having on our team and i think it's important for us in organization for us as a community for us as a fan base to recognize what he's done for us and to be able to reward him acropora with the deserving recognition which is to be in the all star game it could be celebrated among the best players in baseball david stearns against donald johnson's morning news earlier today doug russell wtmj sport all star game one week from tonight sports traffic and weather next w teams news time eleven.
Ichiro Suzuki joins Seattle Mariners front office for rest of 2018 season
"Breath magic johnson bank sports desk good afternoon greg john the milwaukee bucks are expected to cast a rather wide net in search for a head coach nba insider adrian rousey reporting several former head coaches will be considered among the crew steve clifford mike gouden holzer monty williams and david blance now you might have heard my three fifteen report when i had david fishtails name in that mix as well cross them off the list fidel has agreed to become the next head coach of the new york knicks that was fast chance for head coach joe plenty many believed that he will be involved in the process but it's not expected he will return brewers have the day off after we've been the reds in cincinnati behind wade miley stellar debut brewers find themselves in first place in the nfl central because of guys like miley and others founded by gm david stearns wade re look at the entirety of his career contributions what yet don we recognize that last year was really a little bit of an outlier year in terms of his control and his ability to throw strikes we have confidence that if he came into camp through strikes a chance to make our team exactly what he did around the league angel star albert pool halls to hits away from three thousand for his hall of fame career angels taking on the orioles later tonight and forty four year old ichiro suzuki transitioning out of a plane role into the seattle mariners front office he's not yet retiring john so i don't know what this all means but i guess he could return to the field next year when he's forty five now the mariners are supposed to open up next season in japan so maybe that's why he's not really retiring but taking this year off maybe he opens the season with the mariners next i have no idea but nonetheless each euro moving off the diamond at least for now a lot.