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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Manuel, 75, back in Phils’ dugout as hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former manager Charlie Manuel as the team’s new hitting coach after relieving John Mallee of his duties, the team announced Tuesday.

Manuel, 75, last managed the Phillies in 2013. He is the franchise’s winningest manager with a 780-636 mark, leading the team to a 2008 World Series championship and five straight division titles.

“The reason we did this today is because we have 44 more game remaining and we’re two games out of the playoffs,” general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday. “I know a lot of people are burying us, saying we have no chance and we haven’t played well.

“Part of that is correct. We have not played well. We have not hit well, especially since the All-Star break. But we are not buried and we are not out. It makes sense to try something different rather than continuing to do the same thing.”

I see several ways in which this could backfire- which one do you suppose will be most likely to become an issue?

 

QLE Posted: August 14, 2019 at 04:58 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: charlie manuel, hitting coaches, phillies

 

 

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