Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:58:03 -0800
Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will return to the team in a front-office role. He'll serve as a senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:23:41 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are interested in bringing in former manager Charlie Manuel in an advisory role and it's believed that Manuel is now interested in accepting a position. "Charlie is in the process of deciding what he wants to do," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He would be a valuable member of our organization. I think he could help in a variety of ways. Hopefully we can work it out. We have made him an offer. Hopefully it would be something he'd be interested in doing."
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:15:50 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to remove the interim tag from manager Ryne Sandberg as soon as Sunday, Sept. 29. Sandberg has gone 18-14 since taking over as manager for Charlie Manuel.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:46:16 -0700
Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he wants to keep managing and will consider all options.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:16:30 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Charlie Manuel Friday, Aug. 16, after eight seasons with the club. Ryne Sandberg is expected to take over as the new manager, but it's unknown if it will just be on an interim basis. Manuel took over in 2005 and won at least 85 games in his first seven seasons with the team, including a World Series victory in 2008. Manuel's record with the team was 780-636.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:37:51 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has hit just one home run in his last 107 plate appearances entering play on Wednesday, June 12. Manager Charlie Manuel was asked if his recent struggles might be related to an ailing left knee and if he'd consider hitting someone else fourth. The questioning led to a somewhat heated exchange in which his frustrations became obvious. Manuel was asked if he was upset about the offense or the questions concerning it, and he replied, "A little of both, probably. We are inconsistent performance-wise. And when you've got that, it's hard. We won five games in a row, then we lose four. That's kind of how we've been playing."
Fantasy Tip: Well then. Howard heated up briefly after he received a cortisone shot, but the knee is a problem he acknowledged he may have to deal with for the rest of the season. He may slowly round back into form, but that form may be of a 25- or 30-homer player, at best. The offense certainly misses Chase Utley, too.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:28:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he doesn't plan on retiring after this season as he enters the final year of his contract. "I still want to manage," Manuel said. "I'm not ready for somebody to tell me to go home. I'm not ready to quit managing. I'm not ready to get out of the game." Third base coach Ryne Sandberg is thought to be the next managerial candidate if Manuel steps down.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:07:48 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn't ready to say that next year will be his final season, but he's not currently seeking a contract extension.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:02:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley took some groundballs at third base again before the team's game Friday, Sept. 14, but manager Charlie Manuel doesn't expect to play Utley at the hot corner in the stretch run. "Not right now," Manuel said. "Sooner or later, I'll talk to him and see where he's at."
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 08:49:44 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A manager Ryne Sandberg appears to be manager Charlie Manuel's eventual successor.