Assuming Counsell stays for the duration of this deal, he’s going to end up with the Brewers record for managerial wins. He currently sits with a 405-381 record. Phil Garner has the most wins as a Brewers manager with a 563-617 record, meaning 159 more Counsell wins gets him the record. That’s an average of fewer than 40 wins per season for the rest of the contract. 
The 2018 season is one of the best in franchise history. Counsell oversaw a 96-win team (tying a franchise record) while stealing the NL Central from the Cubs in a one-game playoff. The 2018 Brewers trailed the Cubs by five games in early September before winning the division. The Brewers then went to the NLCS for just the second time in franchise history (they also went to the ALCS once) and took the Dodgers to seven games before falling short of the World Series. 
Speaking of the bullpen, part of the reason the Brewers were so good in 2018 was how aggressively and efficiently Counsell deployed his bullpen. He was masterful throughout.  The Brewers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with manager Craig Counsell, keeping him under contract through the 2023 season, the club announced Wednesday. Counsell, 49, took over as Brewers’ skipper in 2015 after a 7-18 start got Ron Roenicke fired. Counsell went 61-76 the rest of the way but impressed Brewers’ brass enough to earn the gig on a full-time basis and it turned out to be the right call. 
In 2019, it could be argued Counsell did a better job down the stretch. He lost 2018 MVP Christian Yelich for the season with weeks to go, and Brewers still won 18 of 20 games to track down a wild card spot. The bullpen wasn’t nearly as dominant — thanks in part to injuries — but Counsell found a way all year to keep his guys in games. 
The Brewers were 10 games over .500 in 2017 before making the playoffs in both of last two seasons.