The Milwaukee Brewers announced Monday that David Stearns would be taking over as general manager, per the team's official Twitter account:
Stearns, 30, becomes the league's youngest general manager, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. He is taking over for Doug Melvin, "who is transitioning to an advisory role with the Brewers after serving as the team's GM since 2002."
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports doesn't think Stearns' age is any cause for concern:
He'll certainly have his work cut out for him. The Brewers are currently 63-86 and in last place in the NL Central. Only the Philadelphia Phillies (56-94) and the Atlanta Braves (60-90) have been worse in the National League this year.
Jim Bowden of ESPN.com thinks he's up for the task:
The Brewers are clearly in a rebuilding, transitioning phase, so hiring a smart, young general manager to lead them into a new era is a savvy move. Stearns is respected around the league and should have a long future in the game, so the Brewers will be hoping they have MLB's next great GM in the building for a long time.