Melvin: "Don't See Any Reason" To Fire Macha
Doug Melvin. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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MILWAUKEE - Despite a losing streak that has reached nine games, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says, "I don't see any reason" to fire manager Ken Macha at this point.
"I see reasons to work together and try to get some wins," Melvin told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News."
When it came to his own job security, Melvin said "I feel fine. Mark (Attanasio, Brewers owner) and I talk every day."
Melvin explained that discussion of firings tends to happen during losing streaks, but it doesn't mean it's time to act on that discussion.
• Brewers GM Doug Melvin on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News"
"Everybody wants to fire everybody, but I talk to Mark everyday and Ken everyday. You go about and do your business, and all you've got to do is continue to work hard."
The Brewers lost their ninth consecutive game, 6-4, to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
"I know we've got a lot of people that are disappointed because your expectations are so high," explained Melvin.
"It gets to be a tough game and you don't go out to win in nine straight games. Everybody works extremely hard at it. If they weren't working extremely hard at it, it would be hard to defend them and hard to support them, but people have success in the past, and they work hard at it.
"There are a lot of people involved, including the general manager and the owner, the manager, the coaches and those 25 players on the field. Everybody's got to pull together. Everybody's got to do their job and put this thing in the right direction."