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And Your Official Phillies Manager Is...

When Ryne Sandberg quit managing the Phillies, Pete Mackanin was there to pick up the reins.  He, like Sandberg, has been dealt the ********* hand imaginable, but for the remainder of the 2015 season, Mackanin will be sitting on his throne in the Phils dugout calling the shots.  Honestly, there's not much he can do to fix what's going on in Philadelphia.  He can play the young...
Via We Should Be GM's
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin Named Phillies Interim Manager for Remainder of Season

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced on their Twitter that Pete Mackanin will remain the club’s interim manager for the rest of the 2015 season. Mackanin was the third base coach under manager Ryne Sandberg, but when Sandberg resigned Mackanin was promoted. Entering Tuesday night, the Phillies are 27-51, 16.0 games behind the National League East-leading Washington Nationals...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin is the Phillies manager, but for how much longer?

View image | When Ryne Sandberg stepped down as manager of the Phillies last Friday, it was Pete Mackanin that was given the role, albeit with the interim tag. Mackanin has experience with this sort of situation, as he's been an interim manager twice before in his career (2005...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Ryne Sandberg jumps ship

Yesterday was yet another day showing that things are not boding well for the Philadelphia Phillies right now. Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies manager this season, resigned. This came as a shock to many, but seems understandable in a lot of ways. Ruben Amaro Jr. talking with Phils manager Ryne Sandberg. So far, the Phillies are 26-49 and are on pace to be the worst team in baseball...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere on Ryne Sandberg: "Sometimes some managers ain't made to be a manager sometimes"

View image | Ben Revere is a pretty talkative guy. That is why I am sure reporters went to Revere when looking for some commentary on Ryne Sandberg's sudden departure as Phillies manager. Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard both said the right things yesterday, not willing to say anything...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg Steps Down as Phillies Manager

Ryne Sandberg has abandoned his position as Manager with the Phillies, stating, “With some changes at the top looming, I did not want to be in the way of anything happening and progress going forward.” Samberg finishes his tenure with a 119-159 record as Manager of the Phillies. He has also mentioned that “Wins and losses was a big thing that took a toll on me.”  Ruben Amaro...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s outta there! Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Even Ryne Sandberg has had enough of the Phillies. Friday afternoon, the team announced that Sandberg has resigned as manager, 74 games into his third season in Philadelphia. The Phillies were slogging through an expectedly terrible season, compiling the worst record in MLB at 26-48. No team is out of first place than a larger deficit than Philadelphia’s 14.5-game margin. Their...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

In what has to be considered a mild surprise, Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. BREAKING: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2015   Struggling through a MLB-worst 26-48 record heading into Friday, it appears that the Sandberg...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager; Pete Mackanin assumes role of Interim Manager

An ominious 3:30 press-conference, announced just a half-hour prior, brought shocking news to fans of the Philadelphia Phillies. Alongside, general manager Ruben Amaro. Jr and acting Team President Pat Gillick, Ryne Sandberg has announced that he will be resigning as manager of the franchise. Anticipating a change in power within...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies could be historically bad

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies, Tuesday night happened.  Playing the second game of a 2-and-2 set with the Orioles, the Phillies hit a whole new low.  The Phillies surrendered eight homers to the Orioles (a franchise record for the Orioles) and lost 19-3. The loss dropped the Phillies to 22-44 on the season and 14 games back in the National...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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