Brewers' Stearns: Me and my family are happy in Milwaukee
David Stearns doesn't sound like somebody who wants to leave the Milwaukee Brewers.
"I'm happy here," the Brewers president of baseball operations said Friday during his end-of-season news conference, according to Tim Healey of Newsday. "My family is happy here. And we've got work to do here."
Stearns has reportedly been connected to an opening to run the New York Mets.
The 36-year-old executive has been with Milwaukee since October 2015 and has led the club to four straight playoff appearances, including two division titles, and a 468-403 record during the regular season.
The Brewers' 2021 campaign came to a disappointing end in the postseason after the team ran away with the NL Central. Milwaukee lost to the underdog Atlanta Braves in the NLDS largely due to an offense that only put up six runs in four games, getting shut out twice.
Stearns said blame shouldn't be solely directed at former MVP Christian Yelich, who's failed to live up to his own lofty standards with the bat over the last two seasons.
"The fate of the Milwaukee Brewers is not on Christian Yelich's shoulders," Stearns said, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's not exclusively on one person. We're all involved in this, everyone in the organization is involved with this, and we all take our share of ownership."