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Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has interim tag removed

Sep 22, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

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From beat reporter Jim Salisbury:

Multiple baseball sources have told Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury that the Phillies will remove the “interim” label from Ryne Sandberg’s job title on Sunday and name the Hall of Fame second baseman the club’s full-time manager.

Since replacing Charlie Manuel on Aug. 16, Sandberg has managed the Phillies to an 18-16 record.

This move was expected the moment Sandberg was named as Manuel’s replacement. It was only a matter of when the Phillies would officially make the announcement.

Sandberg was formally reintroduced at a press conference Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park.

“Ryno is positive,” Phillies second baseman Chase Utley said of his new manager last Wednesday. “He’s always talking during the game. He’s definitely into the game, and guys respect him for that. He’s given a lot of guys an opportunity to play, which is nice. So far he’s done a great job.”


UPDATE, 11:34 a.m. ET: Salisbury says that Sandberg got a three-year deal with an option for 2017.

  1. peddealer - Sep 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Ryno is a douche and will not be a manager at the end of next season!
    Especially if he hires Larry Bowa

    Hey Philly


    • coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 22, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Welcome to Philly again. Sandberg deserves better. Maybe if he gets a job as Santa during the Holidays to win over Philly fans. Oh…wait

    • historiophiliac - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      I think you need to take some of those PEDs you’re dealing because that was not a high-performance troll. It was dumb, rude, and uninteresting. You suck internet.

  2. captrtp - Sep 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Congrats to Ryno he has done well with a team w no bull pen he will do well.

  3. peddealer - Sep 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Don’t you know any good dealer doesn’t get high off his own supply?

    Honestly I am not trolling, I just have genuine disdain towards Philly sports teams.

    The Cowboys and Eagles rivalry has gotten a little to personal I guess…

    • xmatt0926x - Sep 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      You’ve got to be kidding. I’m a Phillies and Eagles fan and both the Eagles and Cowboys suck. Please don’t use their rivalry as an excuse.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Ohhhh, you’re a mouth-breather. Why don’t you run along and play with your PFT friends now? Have a nice day.

    • biasedhomer - Sep 22, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      If you aren’t trolling, you are just a complete moron.

    • dexterismyhero - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Jesse was smoking his own stuff on breadking bad………….

      Drew, can you remove this douchenozzle?

  4. 84cubs - Sep 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Congratulations to a class act Ryne Sandberg. Chicago’s loss is Philadelphias gain. Of course though we have the GREAT Dale Sveum.

  5. peddealer - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:58 PM


    I hate..
    Always have and always will all things from Philly sports related….

    It doesn’t matter which one of my fav. Athletes or people move and become part of the Philly sports scene, they are gonna be on my shit list….

    So honestly, Keep up the good work of thinking you are checking the Philly haters,
    But because of the disgusting, trashy people of Philly and the surrounding area, there will always be plenty more of bums like me coming onto the internet, to let you bums know that you all suck balls…

  6. koydetmerforever - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    put the keyboard away you pathetic trolling faggot.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM

      No f-word, please.

  7. thesmedman - Sep 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Shows the influence of Dallas Green, which might not have been such in the past few years. Sandberg’s a DG guy. Bowa, expected to be a coach (and which will be very warmly received in Philadelphia) is as well. Likely they retain Juan Samuel. Everyone else on the coaching staff may well go. Hitting coaches especially, but Dubee, the pitching coach, is something of a lightening rod for some, though some of their high profile pitchers have supported him.

    A guess is that as many competent folks with direct Phillies ties would be candidates to Sandberg’s coaching staff, as the Phillies are known for being paranoid about projecting a “family” image abd like to retain (maybe too long, sometimes) folks with organizational ties.

    Jamie Moyer as a coach would be intriguing, for instance.

  8. thesmedman - Sep 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    This was also done to prevent the Cubs from interviewing Sandberg as rumours swirl about Sveum. But you have to wonder about the timing, doing this on a Sunday when the NFL dominates sports headlines. From Manuel’s firing to this, one might wonder, quite correctly, about the Phillies PR operation…

  9. moogro - Sep 23, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    my grandma had him in sunday school growing up in spokane, therefore i like him.

  10. yourcubreporter - Sep 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Congrats, Ryno.

    We know you’re gonna do well. Knew you’d do well wherever you landed…

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