Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. MLB

Charlie Manuel makes right Philadelphia Phillies' choice

See also

General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wept in admiration of Charlie Manuel when he announced that the Philadelphia Phillies had decided to replace him as manager of the team last summer. Amaro also stated that he hoped Manuel would remain with the organization in another capacity. He got his wish this week.

According to reliable sources, Manuel officially agreed to remain in town on Tuesday. His new role will be as a senior adviser to Amaro, which includes serving as a minor league hitting specialist and scouting during the regular season.

Apparently other job offers, or the lack of a preferred one, figured into Manuel's time-delayed response. No one can blame the winningest manager in Phillies' history (and the owner of 1,000 major league managerial wins) for exploring his options and deciding that Philadelphia remains his best choice.

Just as Manuel proved to be the right man for his times, which included Philadelphia's second-ever World Series Championship in 2008, so too does Ryne Sandberg appear to be the right guy right now.

All major league teams have people like Pat Gillick, Dallas Green, Ed Wade and Manuel on their front office staffs. Diverse, seasoned experience is always a worthwhile resource to maintain and in this case, to retain.

Follow Sean by clicking on the word 'Subscribe' aside of his photo. Connect with him through social media via Twitter SeanyOB, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and read his blog Insight.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Eric Hill
    Rumored 'Bachelorette' contest Eric Hill has died after a skydiving accident
    Video
    Headlines
  • Buffalo Jills
    The Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have filed a lawsuit over an unacceptable pay system
    NFL News
  • Robert Plant
    Robert Plant lays the rumors to rest surrounding a Led Zeppelin reunion
    Music News
  • FC Barcelona
    FIFA temporarily lifts transfer embargo against FC Barcelona
    Soccer Buzz
  • Jamie Bell
    Exclusive: Jamie Bell goes back in history to a Revolutionary War spy ring in 'Turn'
    TV Buzz
  • Steve Austin
    'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's support of gay marriage goes viral
    Video
    Headlines

Related Videos:

  • Connie Marrero
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/C1jtOyLiSPI?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Albert Pujols after hitting home run #500.
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ARJTZwKacbI?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Early positives have White Sox fans hoping
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518133210" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518133210&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!