Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Brookover: Ryne Sandberg looking forward to rejoining Phillies

Sandberg, 53, officially learned that he was rejoining the Phillies as their third-base coach and infield instructor after the team’s final game, against the Washington Nationals.

What Sandberg will not be doing next season is thinking about replacing Charlie Manuel as the next manager of the Phillies. That’s a role that many believe he will assume, perhaps as soon as the 2014 season, and it would make for a terrific story since it was the Cubs who passed on him as their next manager a couple of times in recent seasons.

Sandberg would not say what he would do if another team offered him a managerial job this offseason. At this point, the only openings are in Colorado and Boston, and Sandberg has not been contacted by either team.

“That’s a hypothetical,” he said. “I’d deal with that if my phone rang, and my phone hasn’t rung. I’m looking forward to being the Philadelphia Phillies’ third-base coach.”

McCoy Posted: October 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, phillies

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. steagles Posted: October 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM (#4278108)
it would make for a terrific story since it was the Cubs who passed on him as their next manager a couple of times in recent seasons.
it's only a great story if he actually wins.
   2. Bruce Markusen Posted: October 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4278664)
How often is it that a Hall of Fame player has had to put in this kind of apprenticeship, involving a significant tenure as a minor league manager, before he received his chance at big league managing? As I recall, Yogi Berra, Ted Williams, and Frank Robinson never managed a single day in the minor leagues. Bob Lemon was a pitching coach for awhile before becoming a manager, but was he a minor league manager?

It just seems that the Phillies are making Sandberg jump through hoops before he becomes their manager. And the Rockies are ready to make Jason Giambi or Tom Runnells their manager, even though Giambi has never managed anywhere and Runnells has been out of the managing loop for 20 years.
   3. McCoy Posted: October 21, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4278670)
Well, the Phillies do have Charlie Manuel. What are they supposed to do? Fire their WS winning manager so Ryne Sandberg can get a shot at managing in the major leagues?

Sandberg was with the Cubs when they had Lou and now he is with the Phillies. If he wanted a quicker path to the Majors he probably should have gone to Houston, Florida, KC, or someplace like that.
   4. jdanger Posted: October 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4279961)
After Valentine was out, I was hoping Boston would trade Ivan DeJesus jr to Philidelphia for Ryno.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(6066 - 10:12am, Aug 29)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPosnanski: Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants
(31 - 10:09am, Aug 29)
Last: TDF, situational idiot

NewsblogJack White, Eddie Vedder, and Paul Simon take in a Seattle Mariners game
(162 - 10:07am, Aug 29)
Last: A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(780 - 10:05am, Aug 29)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogMarkusen: Seinfeld, Sabermetrics and Ken Phelps
(7 - 9:56am, Aug 29)
Last: Batman

NewsblogAfter awkward attempt at game-saving catch, Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki gets testy with reporters
(15 - 9:55am, Aug 29)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-29-2014
(7 - 9:54am, Aug 29)
Last: Batman

NewsblogCalcaterra | John Rocker to join the cast of “Survivor”
(4 - 9:53am, Aug 29)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogJesus Montero gets heckled by Mariners cross checker during rehab stint
(8 - 9:47am, Aug 29)
Last: Weratych

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-28-2014
(115 - 9:44am, Aug 29)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogAdam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event
(4 - 9:44am, Aug 29)
Last: Yeaarrgghhhh

NewsblogDavid Justice Says Put Barry Bonds in Baseball Hall of Fame Despite Steroid Use Late In Career
(147 - 9:37am, Aug 29)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(745 - 9:25am, Aug 29)
Last: hokieneer

NewsblogMets call up Dilson Herrera, have "talked about" d'Arnaud to LF
(17 - 8:50am, Aug 29)
Last: formerly dp

NewsblogSimmons' run-saving stop
(35 - 4:11am, Aug 29)
Last: The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott)

Page rendered in 0.2123 seconds
53 querie(s) executed