Sizing Up Sandberg: Manager Ryne Sandberg is getting little out of his players

Full disclosure: I am a Charlie Manuel guy. He wrote the foreword for my book, but he also helmed the only championship team I ever saw for Philadelphia (apologies, '08 Philly Soul). While his maneuvers on the field were, at times, befuddling, his leadership qualities and locker room presence were...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel is scouting Boston Red Sox prospect Manuel Margot for Phillies

View image | David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports today that the Phillies have sent Charlie Manuel to Salem, VA to scout Red Sox oufield prospect Manuel Margot. Coming off his strong start Monday night and with a cast of starters going down including Adam Wainwright and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Scouting Red Sox High-A Club; Could Have Eyes On Manuel Margot

The Cole Hamels trade rumors aren’t going away anytime soon, especially given the recent pitching struggles of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox lost again Tuesday night after a disastrous start from right-hander Clay Buchholz. The Boston rotation has been one of the worst in baseball to start the season, and at some point it might make sense for the Sox to look into options outside...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies ponder ‘Utley Plan’ to keep second baseman fresh

Every spring for the past few years, Charlie Manuel and Ryne Sandberg established The Chase Utley Plan. The former and current Phillies managers promised they would reduce the second baseman's playing time to keep him strong late into the season. But o...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving away great bobbleheads

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Phillies AAA affiliate in the International League, have received plenty of attention over the years for their giveaways and promotions during the season. This year, their three bobblehead giveaways are three of the most absurd giveaways I’ve seen. BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles &...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving away great bobbleheads

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Phillies AAA affiliate in the International League, have received plenty of attention over the years for their giveaways and promotions during the season. This year, their three bobblehead giveaways are three of the most absurd giveaways I’ve seen. BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles &...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

IronPigs will have bobbleheads of Charlie Manuel, Maikel Franco and Kenny Giles

If you are planning to head to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game this summer, keep an eye out for these bobbleheads of former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, relief pitcher and likely future closer Kenny Giles and third base prospect Maikel Franco! BREAKING: IronPigs announce first three 2015 giveaways! Bobbleheads of Maikel Franco, Kenny Giles & Charlie Manuel.
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Odds & Ends: Papelbon, Manuel, and Asche in Left

A lot of news and notes coming from Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly today. First, Salisbury quotes Ruben Amaro as saying “things are still alive” in reference to a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade. Salisbury notes Papelbon’s contract, which includes an easy-to-vest $13 million 2016 option, is one deterrent preventing teams other than the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rowand, Dan Plesac, and Charlie Manuel to be Phillies Spring Training instructors

View image | The Phillies will welcome back some familiar faces this Spring Training. Regular instructors Mike Schmidt, Roy Halladay, Dave Hollins, and Greg Luzinski are set to return, as well as a couple new faces in camp. One of the "new" instructors will be World Series champion manager...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Turned Down Multiple Coaching Opportunities To Work With Phillies' Young

Charlie Manuel at this weekend's Philadelphia Sports Writers Dinner. Photo courtesy Fr. Ed Casey Earlier this offseason, we learned that the Baltimore Orioles were interested in former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to serve as their hitting coach. Manuel declined the offer, as did former Phillies Raul Ibañez and Jim Thome,...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Manuel Declines Offer to be Orioles Hitting Coach

He apparently gave it some thought, but decided against returning to the majors. According to a tweet from Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Charlie Manuel declined the Baltimore Orioles offer to be their hitting coach. Manuel, who turns 71 in January, was let go by the Phillies on August 16, 2013, making way for current manager Ryne Sandberg. He always mentioned wanting to stay...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Declines to be Next Orioles Hitting Coach, Remains With Phillies Organization.

(Photo: Matt Rappa) There has been recent speculation that former Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel, would become the next hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles. However, news tweeted by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun Wednesday evening put an end to the rumor. Charlie Manuel has declined the Orioles offer to...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles still want Charlie Manuel to be their hitting coach

The last time Charlie Manuel was in a baseball dugout was July 2012. Then, the Philadelphia Phillies fired him and made Ryne Sandberg the new manager. Manuel, then rejoined the Phillies as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Even though, Manuel has not been in the dugout for a while now, he is still getting offers from teams such as the Baltimore Orioles. In November...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Are Still Reportedly Targeting Charlie Manuel For Hitting Coach

The Baltimore Orioles continue their search for a hitting coach to replace the departed Jim Presley, who was reassigned within the Baltimore Orioles organization. It is not the first time, but former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is linked to the job once again. According to Roch Kubakto of MASN, Manuel...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Had Interest In Charlie Manuel, Jim Thome, Raul Ibañez For Hitting Coach

#147344541 / The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 1, 1999

Cleveland Indians hitting coach Charlie Manuel is announced as the club’s new manager, replacing Mike Hargrove, who was let go after leading the club for parts of nine seasons. Hargrove posted a 721-591 record during his Indians tenure, leading the team to five consecutive division titles and postseason berths and two American League pennants. The 97-65 Indians team was eliminated...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel To Host Hitting Clinic, Will Be Joined By Jim Thome, Tom Gordon, Others

On MLB Network Radio last week, Padres Manager Bud Black made an appearance on "Inside Pitch" as he often does. One of the questions asked by hosts Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette had to do with his approach as a pitcher and what type of adjustments he made. A pitcher...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Gillick Declare Ruben Amaro Jr.'s and Ryne Sandberg's Jobs Safe; Promises Change

#119767737 / Pat Gillick is a Hall of Famer. Phillies fans know first hand just how Gillick's keen insights into constructing a team make all the difference in the world. When Gillick took the helm of the Phillies back in 2006, he surprised many and kept Charlie Manuel as...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel Is Next To Do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Calls On TV Broadcasters

Beloved former Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel is the next to get in on the ice bucket challenge. Charlie passed it on to the Phillies broadcast team: I took #ALSIceBucketChallenge & call out @mstairs12 @jmo50Moyer @JSalisburyCSN @TMacPhils to ice & sign checkto Phillies Charities fight ALS — Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) August...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Halladay Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Defends Amaro on Twitter

Roy Halladay is quite the man. This past weekend, he was in town to help induct Charlie Manuel into/onto the Phillies Wall of Fame. He also took the time to actually go to the Zoo with “Zoo with Roy.” Today, he’s busy raising money for ALS by taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a new fad making its way around social media circles. With that, he challenged Phillies GM Ruben...
Via Phillies Nation
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tara Reid Bikini Action, Connor Cook’s Sister & A Horse Named ‘Charlie Manuel’

  On the eve of the debut of the SEC Network you get… Red Sox at Reds day baseball and WNBA action. Or,...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

It's Time to Turn the Page on 2008, but Since They Won't....

Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. I was happy to be there for Charlie Manuel's induction to the Phillies Wall-of-Fame on Saturday night. I generally hold Charlie in high regard for his tenure as manager. Obviously 2008 was awesome. But can we break that team up already?? Call me ungrateful if...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Look To Salvage Series After Tough Loss

Following another tough extra inning loss that went late into the night, the Phillies look to get back on track this afternoon against the Mets. Kyle Kendrick gets the ball in this conclusion to allumni weekend that has brought back many Phillies greats and added Charlie Manuel to the Wall...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Manuel Labor

The Phillies inducted the 36th member to their Wall of Fame tonight. The inductee was none other than one Charles Fuqua Manuel. Charlie Manuel led the Phillies to their second ever World Series championship in 2008, and won five straight division titles. He is the Phillies all-time leader in managerial wins, and rightfully took his […]
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 116: Mets at Phillies

New York Mets (55-61) at Philadelphia Phillies (52-64) Starting Pitchers: NYM: Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.73) vs. PHI: Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.42) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: 82, Partly Cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The Phillies couldn’t pull off the miracle comeback in yesterday’s 5-4 loss to the Mets.  Cole Hamels is on the mound tonight...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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