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RYNE SANDBERG RUMORS

Sizing Up Sandberg: Phills offer no support for skipper

It’s been a rough month for Ryne Sandberg. Not only is he struggling to get his team out of the basement of the National League East, seemingly being a terrible motivator. Now, for Ryno, it’s one thing to be overmatched on the field in strategy in his first season. We’ve...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday afternoon. Cole Hamels was the latest to show displeasure with Sandberg. He was visibly perturbed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trouble in the Phillies Clubhouse?

You can’t ignore it now. Last night, after the Phillies third straight win to make is five of their last six, starter Cole Hamels made it clear (sort of) he was upset with manager Ryne Sandberg‘s decision to pull him in the eighth inning after Hamels allowed a lead off home run. He dodged questions on whether he was upset with Sandberg. Hamels is now the fourth player to appear...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven MLB managers on the hot seat looking to salvage their jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent. The unlucky seven on this list all field ball clubs in the red (as far as wins and losses are concerned), and should be well-prepared to received the dreaded pink slip. 3. Ryne Sandberg, Phillies If you thought getting two years to prove your managerial acumen was not enough time, Sandberg...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Kendrick apologizes for showing up Sandberg

The morning after he angrily stormed off the mound after a defensive collapse by teammates, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick apologized to manager Ryne Sandberg for his actions. “We talked,” Kendrick said before Sunday afternoon’s game. “I know it wasn’t the right thing to do.” Kendrick took a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning Saturday afternoon. The Giants tied the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stifiling Sandberg: Darin Ruf's Benching Must Have Come From Above

The Phillies geared up to face the San Francisco Giants. Tim Hudson was on the mound, and Ryan Howard was out of the lineup. We were all told very plainly by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg that Darin Ruf was going to play: But Darin Ruf, just up from Triple A,...
Via Philliedelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Rosenthal suggests Sandberg may be on hot seat

Ryne Sandberg, by all indications, is Ruben Amaro’s guy. Amaro hand-picked him years ago as one of the game’s more obvious heir apparents to the team’s most successful manager in franchise history, Charlie Manuel. Sandberg always seemed like an odd choice to bring to Philadelphia, as he never really was...
Via Philliedelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 28, 2014  |  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

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
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