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Oct 31, 2019
Phillies hire Bryan Price as pitching coach

Phillies hire Bryan Price as pitching coach

Joe Girardi can check off finding a pitching coach from his somewhat lengthy to-do list as the Phillies new skipper. The club announced the hiring of Bryan Price on Thursday morning.The 57-year-old Price managed the Cincinnati Reds from 2014-2018 and has served as the pitching coach for the Mariners, Diamondbacks, and Rays. Price will be the Phils third pitching coach in as many seasons. Rick Kranitz was fired from the post following the 2018 season and Chris Young was relieved along with Gabe Kapler earlier this month. Pitching was a sore point for the Phillies in 2019. The club finished...
Oct 29, 2019
Girardi excited to be in Philadelphia to manage the Phillies

Girardi excited to be in Philadelphia to manage the Phillies

Sitting at a makeshift stage inside Pass and Stow in Citizens Bank Park, Joe Girardi cracked a smile as he told a story about asking former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard for an autograph for his son. Moments earlier he spoke fondly of former stars John Kruk and Darren Daulton. It was just one of several examples Girardi gave on Monday of his affection for Philadelphia while being introduced as the 55th manager in Phillies franchise history. “This is a special place,” Girardi said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here because I feel like this is part of who I am.”Girardi...
Oct 24, 2019
The Philadelphia Phillies will hire Joe Girardi as manager

The Philadelphia Phillies will hire Joe Girardi as manager

It appears Joe Girardi will be managing again in 2020, and this time he'll be wearing red pinstripes. The two sides have an agreement in place, according to a source. It's believed the Phillies could make a formal announcement at some point today. It was clear from the outset that the Phillies valued experience in their search for a new manager. Girardi brings a solid resume that includes 10 seasons in the Bronx where he managed the Yanks to an astounding 200 games over .500 and a World Series win in 2009. Phillies' managing partner John Middleton targeted Girardi from the outset as a...
Oct 23, 2019
Sources say Phillies are making a hard push to land Girardi

Sources say Phillies are making a hard push to land Girardi

It appears the Phillies are inching closer to hiring a new manager, and a pair of sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review indicate an announcement may come as soon as Thursday. The Phillies finished an additional round of interviews earlier this week with Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and Joe Girardi. According to sources, of the three candidates, Girardi is the favorite of Phillies' managing partner John Middleton. The Cubs announced the hiring of David Ross on Wednesday, leaving the Phillies and the Mets as the leading suitors for the former Yankees skipper.Girardi, speaking with...
Oct 17, 2019
Phillies appear to entering next phase of managerial search

Phillies appear to entering next phase of managerial search

General manager Matt Klentak won't publicly say it, but he knows his future with the Phillies is dependent on the success of the club's new manager. Knowing that - and being that he's leading the search to find a new skipper - the safe play is to bring in an established baseball mind with a proven track record.Think of the total opposite of Gabe Kapler, and that's the direction the organization, and Klentak in particular, appear to be leaning.Sources indicate the club met this week with Dusty Baker, Joe Girardi, and Buck Showalter to discuss a potential fit. All three are expected to visit...
Oct 13, 2019
Sources: Showalter to interview with the Phillies on Monday

Sources: Showalter to interview with the Phillies on Monday

There are at least a half dozen potential managerial candidates that could lead the Phillies in 2020, and sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review indicate the interview carousel will begin on Monday. Buck Showalter will interview with the Phillies on Monday, according to multiple sources. The club is expected to also interview Joe Girardi and Dusty Baker later in the week, according to published reports.Showalter, a three-time American League Manager of the Year, was fired from the Orioles following the 2018 season, but not before taking the club to three postseasons in nine years....