Found November 23, 2011 on View From The Bleachers:
PLAYERS: Ryne Sandberg
This week we tackle Ryne Sandberg and that elusive management position. We also take a look at the new CBA for Major League Baseball. Before slipping into your annual food coma join us for some conversation. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Ryne Sandberg to Return as Phillies Triple-A Manager

Woe is Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who just announced that he'll be spending another season managing the Phillies Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs in 2012. Sandberg, coming off a season in which he reached the postseason as a minor league manager for the second time in five seasons, was passed over for every available managerial vacancy in an offseason...

Sandberg Returning as Lehigh Valley Manager

In a press release from the Phillies, they announced that Ryne Sandberg will return to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs as manager.I’m happy they were able to bring back Sandberg, as he’s succeeded at basically every level as both a player and coach. It’s a shame for him that he was unable to secure a position as a manager in the majors after another great season in 2011, however...

Ryno Back With IronPigs

Phillies fans -- this blogger included -- afraid that the Phightins would for a second time watch Ryne Sandberg leave the organization could breathe a sigh of relief Monday. The Hall of Famer is remaining with the organization after being rumored to be up for the Cardinals managerial job. Instead of heading to the majors, Ryno will season for at least one more season down on the...

Should the Phils Bring Sandberg Out of Retirement?

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies took one more step to finalizing their roster for the 2012 season when they traded for Ty Wigginton, a right-handed hitting utilityman who can play around the diamond, as a sort of power-hitting Michael Martinez. While that move strengthens the bench and gives the Phillies some additional right-handed pop (and sadly moves the underrated...

Phillies Minor League Managers

Phillies Minor League Managers:Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs - Ryne SandbergReading Phillies - Dusty WathanClearwater Phillies - Chris TrubyLakewood BlueClaws - Mickey MorandiniWilliamsport Crosscutters - Andy Tracy

Coaching Announcements

Just a short note that the Phillies have announced that the entire Lehigh Valley coaching staff will return next year. This includes Manager Ryne Sandberg, Pitching Coach Rod Nichols and Hitting Coach, Sal Rende. Former Lehigh Valley All Star first baseman Andy Tracy will begin his mangerial career this season taking over the reigns of the Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters.

Quick Hits: Cespedes, Red Sox, Phillies, Barmes

Congratulations to Justin Verlander, the 2011 American League MVP. Here are some links for Monday night, starting with a note on the contract status of one of Verlander’s former teammates... The value of the Yankees' 2013 option on Curtis Granderson increased from $13MM to $15MM thanks to the center fielder's top-five finish in the MVP voting. Danny Knobler of...
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