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Report: Joe Girardi “Favorite” For the Phillies Job

Kevin Kinkead - October 21, 2019

The Eagles stink.

Let’s get it back to the Phillies.

Joe Girardi reportedly interviewed again with the Phils today, according to Jim Salisbury at NBC Sports Philadelphia:

On Monday, the club will host Joe Girardi at Citizens Bank Park in a second interview for the team’s open manager’s job.

Girardi met with team officials last Monday in the New York metropolitan area. He is the third candidate to receive a second interview for the position. Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter visited Philadelphia for second interviews on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

David Kaplan, of ESPN 1000 in Chicago went as far to call Girardi the “clear favorite” for the gig:

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With Klentak and MacPhail the Phillies future looks an awful lot like its past

Coggin Toboggan - October 18, 2019

Two weeks ago I wrote about the IMPROBABLE scenario of Gabe Kapler being relieved of his managerial duties, while Phillies GM Matt Klentak and team President Andy MacPhail were allowed to remain in power. It would’ve be madness to pull the plug on the man handpicked by both Klentak and MacPhail and then allow the two to choose his replacement, while expecting it to work out.

Reason stood if Kapler went, he should have been followed by his two biggest fans, tarred and feathered with the shredding of millions of analytic-based spreadsheets that showed empirical evidence that the Phillies have been abject failures since 2011.

But now Kapler is gone. Klentak and MacPhail are picking his replacement. Both still have their jobs.

John Middleton made sure the insane asylum continued to be open for business, and, baby, business-is-a-boomin’ in South Philadelphia.

In the immortal words of George Costanza: “You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts.”

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Inquirer: Phillies “Could Have a Manager by Next Week”

Kevin Kinkead - October 17, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Phillies, who reportedly interviewed Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and Joe Girardi this week.

What’s next?

Apparently another round of interviews, according to the Inquirer’s Matt Breen, who writes the following in his Thursday newsletter:

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Joe Maddon Will Not Be Managing the Phillies

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Cross a name off the list.

Joe Maddon is going back to Anaheim:

Maddon spent three decades in the Angels system in a variety of roles before leaving for Tampa in 2005.

That means the Phillies are looking at Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and Joe Girardi as options to replace Gabe Kapler.

Jim Salisbury says the Phils are meeting with Baker today, writing this in a column titled, It’s clear Phillies want an experienced manager — could a hire come quickly? – 

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Washington Nationals Fan Has Supported Team “Since Today”

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Great clip right here:

The Nats are going to the World Series after sweeping the Cardinals rather easily. St. Louis scored a whopping two runs in games one through three before bowing out with a 7-4 loss last night. Howie Kendrick, who spent five seconds in Philadelphia, was named NLCS MVP.

So it’s the Washington Nationals vs. the winner of the Astros/Yankees series. If we get a Nationals vs. Yankees World Series, I will watch a grand total of zero minutes.

Phillies Reportedly Will Interview Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter, Speak With Joe Girardi

Kevin Kinkead - October 14, 2019

Let’s take a break from the Eagles.

Let’s get it back to the Phillies, who are reportedly set to interview Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter, and Joe Girardi, according to Jim Salisbury, who tweeted today that the “focus is on experienced candidates.” 

From NBC Sports Philadelphia: 

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Did “Public Perception” Influence the Decision to Fire Gabe Kapler?

Kevin Kinkead - October 11, 2019

Didn’t see this clip yesterday but it’s worth sharing today.

On MLB Network, Jon Heyman touched on a concept that we’ve heard before, the idea that John Middleton and the Phillies seem to take public perception into account when making important franchise decisions.

Have a listen:

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Lenny Dykstra Has a Good Take on Gabe Kapler and the Phillies Managerial Search

Kevin Kinkead - October 11, 2019

Everybody has an opinion on the Phillies managerial search. Some of those opinions are better than others.

I personally believe that this is a solid take from Nails:

Lenny, in part:

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