BREAKING: A source says Charlie Manuel has replaced John Mallee as #Phillies hitting coach.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 13, 2019
Zolecki’s sources are usually very good. Also, you knew somebody was gonna have to get axed after this recent run of crappy Phillies baseball.
I will continue to update this post as information becomes available!
Surely Charlie will be interim manager sooner rather than later, right? Also, he’s 75 years old. Is this a Philadelphia Flyers type of move? Or would we dare not use the word “retread” to describe Charlie Manuel?
Charlie Manuel is the new Phillies hitting coach. John Mallee has been fired.
— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) August 13, 2019
Here’s the official release, after el jumpo –
Edit 4: more to come?
Phillies make Charlie Manuel hitting coach for remainder of season and let John Mallee go. More changes to staff still being discussed
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) August 13, 2019
“More changes to staff still being discussed.”