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Monday, May 30, 2022

Joe Girardi not worried about job security despite Philadelphia Phillies’ growing NL East standings deficit

The Phillies have lost 10 of their past 14 games and ended their seven-game road trip in disappointing fashion Sunday night, when they squandered a ninth-inning lead in a 5-4 walk-off loss to the rival Mets. With their three-game weekend series sweep, the Mets improved to 9-3 against Philadelphia this season.

Girardi, who is in the final year of his three-year deal with Philadelphia, said the loss was “extremely frustrating” but insisted he isn’t thinking about his future with the Phillies.

“I don’t worry about my job,” Girardi said. “I’ve never worried about my job. I don’t worry about my job. I’ve got to do my job. It’s the business of being a manager. I don’t worry about it.”

The Phillies are 21-27 despite a $233 million payroll—the fourth highest in the majors—and a roster featuring 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper, star catcher J.T. Realmuto, ace pitchers Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, and free-agent newcomers Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2022 at 03:53 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: May 30, 2022 at 09:14 PM (#6079119)
The Phillies play bad defenders at like 7 positions. They imported Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos this offseason, left Alec Bohm at 3B and Johan Camargo has the most innings at SS this season. This is not really the manager's fault.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: May 30, 2022 at 11:01 PM (#6079133)
I have noticed how much worse Castellanos is as a fielder than Schwarber - and Schwarber sucks out there as well, in spite of his BBTF defenders. it made no sense to spend money on both, even granting they didn't know Harper would be saddled with only being a DH this year due to injury.

I noted the other day that the Mets would just put the ball in play, which is what all teams need to do vs the Phillies. between their defense and their bullpen, it completely undercuts their SPs and offense.

add it all up, and enjoy your 80 wins. maybe. strange roster.

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