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Philadelphia Phillies secure Pete Mackanin as manager past 2015

Not much is clear for the future of the Philadelphia Phillies, but one thing that is now certain for fans is that Pete Mackanin will be the manager in 2016. In a move that fans have been speculating and anticipating since he was named interim manager June 26, the Phillies have officially named Pete Mackanin as the manager of the team in 2016 and possibly beyond. Mackanin took over...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin will be retained by the Phillies for 2016

Take one managerial job off the market for 2016 – the Philadelphia Phillies will be retaining interim manager Peter Mackanin for next season. #Phillies have extended the contract of Pete Mackanin as manager through the 2016 season. The extension includes a club option for 2017. — Phillies (@Phillies) September 22, 2015   Mackanin’s Phillies have struggled overall...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No longer "interim": Pete Mackanin earns contract extension to be Phillies manager

View image | Consensus around baseball is that interim manager of the Phillies Pete Mackanin has done a commendable job, taking the reigns of the Phillies ball club after the resignation of Ryne Sandberg back in July. Taking over a thankless situation and an uncertain future, Mackanin had no...
Via Philliedelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Better days will come, I promise

I’m sensing tons of pessimism. You wanted Ryne Sandberg gone. You got that. You wanted a change in organizational philosophy. You got that. You wanted Ruben Amaro Jr. shoved into a cannon and fired into the haze beyond the Conshohocken Curve. In a way, you got that. But the Phillies still stink, you say. Ryan Howard is still there, blocking your enjoyment like a screaming patron...
Via Phillies Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Resigns In Third Season

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Philadelphia Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

He’s outta there! Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Even Ryne Sandberg has had enough of the Phillies. Friday afternoon, the team announced that Sandberg has resigned as manager, 74 games into his third season in Philadelphia. The Phillies were slogging through an expectedly terrible season, compiling the worst record in MLB at 26-48. No team is out of first place than a larger deficit than Philadelphia’s 14.5-game margin. Their...
Via The Outside Corner
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

In what has to be considered a mild surprise, Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. BREAKING: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2015   Struggling through a MLB-worst 26-48 record heading into Friday, it appears that the Sandberg...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies could be historically bad

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies, Tuesday night happened.  Playing the second game of a 2-and-2 set with the Orioles, the Phillies hit a whole new low.  The Phillies surrendered eight homers to the Orioles (a franchise record for the Orioles) and lost 19-3. The loss dropped the Phillies to 22-44 on the season and 14 games back in the National...
Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven MLB managers on the hot seat looking to salvage their jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent. The unlucky seven on this list all field ball clubs in the red (as far as wins and losses are concerned), and should be well-prepared to received the dreaded pink slip. 3. Ryne Sandberg, Phillies If you thought getting two years to prove your managerial acumen was not enough time, Sandberg...
Via The Sports Daily
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg has a lot to learn about player management

If there is one thing over anything else that made Charlie Manuel the winningest manager in Phillies history, it was that he knew how to manage people. He knew which players needed to be coddled, which need a swift kick in the $#@, and which need the manager to just stay away. Whatever the method, it worked for Charlie Manuel. Ryne Sandberg does not seem to have that touch quite yet...
Via PhilsBaseball
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

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