Rob Thomson has been given the job in an interim capacity.
The Phillies swept the Angels over the weekend and got themselves back into the National League Wild Card race.
They just seemed to be more in sync against the Angels and playing to their full potential.
However, Pat Gallen of CBS 3, Philadelphia’s local CBS station, made an interesting point about the team and how they’ve gone 586-701 since dismissing Charlie Manuel, burning through four different managers.
Since Charlie Manuel was fired in 2013:
Phillies combined record: 586-701
Probably goes a little deeper than the manager.
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) June 3, 2022
Trouble In The Front Office?
The managerial change could be what gets the Phillies back to where they once were, a clear postseason contender.
But Gallen makes a good point about how many managers the Phillies have gone through and the successes that Girardi has had in the past with the New York Yankees, and the success Gabe Kapler is having as manager of the San Francisco Giants.
It probably does go a little deeper than the manager, especially when you consider Girardi’s track record and what Kapler has been able to do with the Giants.
Perhaps the problem is in the front office.
One would think that they would be a clear contender and a team that others would want to watch out for.
But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the Phillies and while the managerial change looks to have helped, at least from early reads, the problem with the team probably goes a little bit deeper than just the manager and the coaching staff.