RealClearSports
Advertisement

Sandberg in Line to Succeed Manuel

AP Photo

The first step toward Ryne Sandberg's becoming the next manager of the Philadelphia Phillies was put into motion Thursday when the Hall of Fame second baseman was named the team's third-base coach and infield instructor.

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. denied that was the intent after he recited the myriad changes to the coaching staff following the .500 season that ended the Phillies' run of five straight National League East titles.

"We've made no promises to Ryne Sandberg," Amaro said.

Actually, it is almost inevitable that Sandberg will be the next manager and it was current manager Charlie Manuel who made that loud and clear during a 43-minute question-and-answer session at Citizens Bank Park.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Reds Clinch and Say, 'Here's to You, Dusty'

Mark Sheldon, MLB.com - September 23, 2012

CINCINNATI -- The 2012 edition of the Reds most likely won't go down as one of the all-time great teams, especially compared with some of the franchise's storied outfits like the Big Red Machine.This club was, however, this... more »

Prospect Still Seeking That One At-Bat

Walter Villa, Miami Herald - September 24, 2012

It was estimated that nearly 18,000 men have played Major League Baseball, and only one, Adam Greenberg, had his career end on the first pitch. More than seven years later, Greenberg is trying to get back that opportunity that... more »

Are Scioscia's Days With Angels Numbered?

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports - September 23, 2012

To hear the Angels’ Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto tell it, things between them are just fine, the relationship normal for a manager and general manager.   Major-league sources paint quite a different picture of the dynamic... more »

Ex-Pirates Owner Comes Out of Closet

Frank Bruni, New York Times - September 23, 2012

THE way Kevin McClatchy figured it, he had to choose. He could indulge his dream of presiding over a big-time professional sports team, or he could be open about his sexuality. The two paths didn’t dovetail.   He went with... more »

Giants Win West With Ease

Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle - September 23, 2012

The prize lay in front of them, looking as rich and as scrumptious as a two-layer chocolate cake.The Giants stared at a September schedule chock full of losing teams and a rival from Los Angeles that was splitting at the seams.... more »