Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/28/12
When Jimy Williams resigned from the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2008 season, he left a void that the team has felt since. Williams was a big part of the strategy decisions made during games and helped Charlie Manual bring a World Championship to Philadelphia. Since 2008, the caliber of coaches in the Phillies dugout has declined as has the team’s success, especially in the postseason. Will the changes made this offseason to the coaching staff help bring a championship back to Philadelphia? The first loss was Jimy Williams. Then the Phillies replaced Steve Smith. They hired Sam Perlozzo and and Juan Samuel which were both steps backwards. The decline in personnel then continued with the loss of Davey Lopes. Since then the Phillies in game strategy has struggled, their defense has not been as good, and their baserunning and stealing has suffered. While Milt Thompson was not a good hitting coach, the team did not get any improvement in hitting philosophy from Greg Gross. After the...
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