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Ryne Sandberg’s Misuse of Phillies Starting Pitchers is Concerning

  Ryne Sandberg deserves a little leeway this season considering the situation he’s in.  The Phillies are in the midst of a steep decline and their over/under win total in Vegas was only 76, their lowest projection since the days of Terry Francona.  Expectations were low for Sandberg in his first big league season in the dugout, but it’s […] The post Ryne Sandberg...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Ryno benches Big Piece

My measuring stick for Ryne Sandberg this season is Charlie Manuel in his last two seasons in Philadelphia. Manuel apparently needed to be fired so urgently the team sent him packing on the day it was scheduled to hire him, sending the message they need to get Sandberg at the...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Construction Company Bulldozes Phillies, Helps Strengthen Case for Selling

Larry Bowa, Ryne Sandberg, and Bob McClure share in the frustration following Kyle Kendrick's bases loaded walk in the third inning Normally, I like to warm readers up with a cute intro paragraph trying to stir the excitement for this game. While there often may be some filler, it's a...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies mount comeback win over Marlins

Ryne Sandberg considered calling a team meeting before the Phillies played the finale of a three-game series against Miami on Thursday night. The Phillies had lost six in a row and the manager had a few things he wanted to say to his lifeless, losing team. Ultimately, Sandberg decided against a full team meeting and instead met individually with a handful of players. His message...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg has a lot to learn about player management

If there is one thing over anything else that made Charlie Manuel the winningest manager in Phillies history, it was that he knew how to manage people. He knew which players needed to be coddled, which need a swift kick in the $#@, and which need the manager to just stay away. Whatever the method, it worked for Charlie Manuel. Ryne Sandberg does not seem to have that touch quite yet...
Via PhilsBaseball
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment

Phillies' Sandberg, Bowa remember Tony Gwynn as relentless hitting icon

ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' locker room was full of heavy hearts on Monday, after the club learned of the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn -- the father of Phillies outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. While the team didn't release a formal statement regarding the older Gwynn -- a 20-year mainstay of the San Diego Padres (his only MLB franchise) and a member of the 3,000...
Via Fox Sports South
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Which MLB manager ate cat food as a kid?

Many kids eat strange things under duress.  Thinking about being dared to eat a bug, perhaps invoking the 5 second rule after 10 seconds for a cookie on a dirty floor, or even those dreaded Brussels sprouts off the lunch plate.  Maybe dog food or cat food on a dare.  Nobody needed to dare a young Ryne Sandberg, who discussed his like for cat food with CBS 3 Philly Sports analyst...
Via Reading Between The Seams
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg confesses he ate cat food for year as a child

Ryne Sandberg is a Hall of Fame second basemen who made 10 All-Star Game appearances and is currently the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. A natural question to ask is what exactly led Sandberg to be so successful in professional baseball. Well, a quick look into his childhood diet may present the answer.Apparently, Sandberg used to munch on Friskies cat food like it was Chex...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon reportedly clashing with manager Ryne Sandberg

The Philadelphia Phillies have faced criticism for the contract handed to closer Jonathan Papelbon from the moment the two parties put pen to paper. And while the results from their $50 million closer have been better in 2014 (11 saves, 1.65 ERA), there is still tension between him and the team this season. Specifically, there have reportedly been issues between Papelbon and manager...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg's management of Phillies' pitching staff

Here's an early scouting report on Ryne Sandberg: his starters throw a lot of pitches and he leans on his "good" relievers a lot. Charlie Manuel was mercilessly scrutinized for his usage of pitchers and it will be interesting to see the consensus on Ryne Sandberg at the end of the season...
Via PhilsBaseball
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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