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MLB manager tracker: Craig Counsell lands Cubs, Mets hire Yankees bench coach, 4 jobs open

MLB managerial hiring frenzy as Cubs hire Craig Counsell, Mets hire Carlos Mendoza, and Guardians hire Stephen Vogt.

Monday was an eventful day in the world of MLB managerial hiring. Within a span of just two hours, three teams made new managerial hires, one of which did not even have a vacancy at the start of the day. The biggest surprise came when the Cubs announced the hiring of Craig Counsell as their new manager. This move shocked many as Counsell had spent the past nine seasons leading the division rival Brewers. He will be taking over for David Ross, who was fired to make room for Counsell.

The Mets, who were initially considered the favorites to land Counsell, ended up hiring Carlos Mendoza as their new manager. Meanwhile, the Guardians chose Stephen Vogt as the replacement for Terry Francona.

Despite these hires, there are still four MLB manager positions that remain open. The Padres, Astros, Brewers, and Angels are all still in search of new skippers.

In addition to the managerial changes, there have also been some executive changes within the league. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox both made in-season firings, letting go of Chaim Bloom and Rick Hahn, respectively. The Red Sox have already hired former reliever Craig Breslow as their new chief baseball officer, while the White Sox have named Chris Getz as Hahn's successor. The Mets also experienced a shakeup in their front office, as GM Billy Eppler stepped down following reports of an investigation into the team's use of "phantom" injured list stints. Furthermore, the Marlins have parted ways with GM Kim Ng after just three years and have brought in Peter Bendix from the Rays to fill the position.

It is clear that more changes are on the horizon across the league. CBS Sports will be closely following all the developments and providing updates in a convenient table format, as well as offering a team-by-team breakdown of interviews and hires. This will serve as a comprehensive resource for all the latest news regarding MLB managers and GMs.

In terms of specific hires, the table below provides an overview of the current status of various managers and GMs:

Team Name Status News

Boston Red Sox Chaim Bloom (executive) Fired Craig Breslow has been hired as chief baseball officer.
Cleveland Guardians Stephen Vogt (manager) Hired Vogt takes over the role from Terry Francona, who retired at the end of the 2023 MLB season. Vogt, 39, is a recently retired catcher and played in MLB until 2022. He will be the second-youngest manager in the league, behind only Oli Marmol of the Cardinals.
Detroit Tigers Jeff Greenberg (executive) Hired The Tigers hired Jeff Greenberg as their new GM on Sept. 26.
Houston Astros Dusty Baker (manager) Retired Baker announced he is retiring on Oct. 25. The Astros are still looking for his replacement.
Los Angeles Angels Phil Nevin (manager) Will not return The Angels will not bring Nevin back in 2024, and the Angels' search for a new manager remains ongoing.
Milwaukee Brewers Craig Counsell (manager) Left for Cubs Counsell was hired by the division rival Cubs on Nov. 6 after spending nine seasons with the Brewers. Milwaukee will search for a new manager.
New York Mets David Stearns (executive) Hired The Mets hired Stearns officially on Oct. 2. He had previously been a high-ranking member in the Brewers front office from 2019-23.
New York Mets Carlos Mendoza (manager) Hired The Mets were linked to Craig Counsell for weeks, but the ex-Brewers skipper ultimately landed with the Cubs. The Mets, meanwhile, hired Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza to lead their 2024 squad.
New York Mets Billy Eppler (executive) Resigned Eppler resigned from his GM role on Oct. 5 after MLB reportedly opened an investigation into the Mets' usage of phantom IL stints.
New York Yankees Aaron Boone (manager) Will return in 2024 The Yankees are expected to retain Boone for the 2024 season.
San Francisco Giants Bob Melvin (manager) Hired The Giants fired Gabe Kapler on Sept. 29 after failing to make the postseason for the third time in four tries. In late October, they hired Melvin to replace him. The veteran manager had been with the division-rival Padres for the last two seasons.
Miami Marlins Peter Bendix (executive) Hired The Marlins hired Bendix from the cross-state Rays to run their baseball ops department. This comes after Kim Ng, whose contract was up after the 2023 season, announced she would not return to the organization. Ng was the first woman to serve as a GM in MLB history.
San Francisco Giants Bob Melvin (manager) Parted ways Melvin accepted the Giants' managerial post after being allowed to interview for the job by the Padres.
Chicago Cubs Craig Counsell (manager) Hired Counsell took the Cubs job in the most surprising move of the offseason to date. He will take over for David Ross, who was under contract through next season and got a vote of confidence from team brass at the end of the 2023 regular season.

As the offseason progresses, it is likely that there will be even more managerial and executive changes across the league. Stay tuned to CBS Sports for all the latest updates and developments.

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