Found January 22, 2013 on
Would Charlie be fired midseason?
I’m not saying that it is likely, or even that it isn’t likely, but we have to prepare ourselves for a situation in which Charlie Manuel gets fired the same way we had to with Andy Reid. The man has brought us a run of NL East championships and a World Series since he was hired to be the manager of the Phillies in 2005. He might be the best manager in Phillies history, and will hold a special place in the hearts of Phillies fans forever.
But it might be his time. The Phillies are on the brink of a complete overhaul with players like Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins–the nucleus of those great teams–getting older and older.
It might be time to start over.
It isn’t unlike the situation with the Eagles and Andy Reid. Reid struggled in his last years with the team – and if Charlie has another bad season, it could very well be the same with him.
Is Charlie on the same path as Andy?
So let’s look at Reid’s firing. In the 201...
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