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Sveum Won't Be Manager

The Brewers extended General Manager Doug Melvin yesterday and decided to let Dave Sveum walk, who did a fairly good job for the Brewers in September. Although Sveum was respected by his players, the Brewers would prefer someone more experienced who would command respect from some of the younger players: "They need someone who commands respect as soon as he walks into the clubhouse..." said one NL scout.

As for possible options, Larry Bowa and Don Mattingly are available, but the Brewers might need permission to interview. Another option would be Buck Showalter, who is currently working with Baseball Tonight. Bobby Valentine has probably already called the Brewers about the opening, but he is a good option so that might not be a bad thing. This will likely get settled within the next two weeks.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.