Report: Dusty Wathan Could Be Next Phillies Manager

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Several MLB teams hired new managers over the last few days and the Phillies might be next.

USA Today columnist and MLB Network insider Bob Nightengale reports that Dusty Wathan will replace Pete Mackanin:

Wathan is a former player and has coached in the Phillies’ farm system since 2008. He spent five seasons with the Reading Fightins and last year managed the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, leading the Triple-A club to the postseason despite his roster being plucked of talent as the season progressed.

Other recent reports have eliminated some names from contention, including ex-Giants’ third base coach Phil Nevin and former Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale.

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17 Responses

    1. I’m sorry i just don’t have the time right now Kyle.
      Please disable my login.
      You’re wasting my time.

  1. Is there another report, or are we really going off of a single tweet saying “Zeroing in on” as the source of him being named Manager?

    1. If you want to talk about unattractive, look no further than the Cuz/Mike Miss postgame show on Channel 17 on Monday. Goooood god those 2, especially Gargano, are not made for TV.

  2. This is great…..reading about a ‘might be manager’ on a ‘will never be’ blog……………….

  3. “Tyler Trumbauer is a young Philly sports junkie who didn’t believe in the Process, but now is grateful that Sam Hinkie died for his sins. He’s aptly described as a guy with a little talent, a lot of luck, and great timing.”

    In other words, he used to be schulb leaving comments and now he’s kyle’s slave hawking those copyright infringing shirts
    and other crap.

  4. Players like him-from some of the other articles i skimmed …i think he was the manager who benched Nick Williams for a game or two (in the minors) for not hustling to first base. Might as well give him a chance.

  5. Didn’t we try this in the lat 80’s with minor league managers? Didn’t work then. Hope things are different this time around.

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