Now Commenting On:

Macha comfortable he'll return in 2010

Macha comfortable he'll return in 2010

MILWAUKEE -- Manager Ken Macha's contractual status never came up during his two-hour meeting with general manager Doug Melvin earlier this week, but Macha said Saturday that he expects to be back to serve the second season of his two-year contract.

"Yeah," Macha said. "[But] stranger things have happened. I just want what's best for the club."

Melvin met individually with Macha and each of the Brewers' coaches, an annual part of his evaluation of the team. After winning the National League Wild Card under interim manager Dale Sveum last season, the Brewers were eliminated from postseason contention this year with 11 games to play.

The club's performance has sparked a discussion of Macha's job security, though Melvin has made mostly supportive comments. Earlier this week, Melvin wouldn't rule out making a decision about Macha's future before the team's Oct. 4 season finale.

During their evaluation, Melvin sought Macha's input on building the team for 2010. The fact he's entering the final year of a contract was not brought up.

"We had a sit-down the other day, and it wasn't even discussed, Macha said. "We talked about a whole bunch of stuff that we would like to address next year, so, yeah, if that bodes well, that's it. ... With all the conversations I've had with Doug, I feel comfortable."

Here's another clue that could bode well: Macha spent part of this week looking at apartments for 2010.

"If I'm the guy next year, I'll certainly be doing my best to win as many games as we can," he said. "I think that was our focus as the year went on this year."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español