As Roenicke enters the second year of his two-year contract with the Brewers (with an option for 2013), the Brewers and Roenicke are already said to be deep in planning a contract extension for the skipper.

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PHOENIX -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was pleased to hear that principal owner Mark Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin are already considering him for a contract extension.

Roenicke is entering the second season of a two-year deal that includes a club option for 2013.

"Obviously, I want to do this for a long time, and I really feel blessed at the position and the place I am in now," Roenicke said. "I know it took a while for me to get the opportunity, but sometimes we want to push things to have them happen earlier than what they are meant to be. "The timing was right last year, the place was right. It's better that I don't try to control things. There's a bigger power that's going to control my life that I need to let happen."

Roenicke says he had a good feeling about the Brewers from his first interview with Melvin and special assistant Dan O'Brien.

Asked how he's already evolved as a manager, Roenicke said, "We'll see after a few more years."