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Charlie Manuel takes a job advising the Phillies and Ruben Amaro Jr.

Jan 15, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro, Jr. AP

As expected Charlie Manuel is staying in the Phillies organization after being let go as manager, with Jim Salisbury of reporting that he’s accepted a position as a “senior advisor to the general manager.”

Manuel had hoped to land another manager gig, but at age 70 that might be a tough sell despite the 780-636 (.551) record he compiled in nine seasons with the Phillies. Instead he’ll lend his expertise to Ruben Amaro Jr., who’s never let age get in the way of employing anyone.

Also, never forget: Charlie Manuel was a snake-fighting playboy.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    First piece of advice: Fire your General Manager.
    Second piece of advice: Stop signing aging ballplayers to ludicrous contracts.
    Third piece of advice: Know when to hold em and know when to fold em.

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Is Amaro fluent in hill people jibberish?

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Too bad Charlie didn’t hire an adviser to advise him not to take this job as an adviser.

  4. nymets4ever - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Damn…never realized how fat Amaro is

    • msankey86 - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      How do you think he manages to contain all that ego & smugness?

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      That’s why he signed Delmon Young.

      So he’d look athletic by comparison.

  5. bleedgreen - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    The question is whether this is a real position or just something to throw the fanbase a bone that didn’t want Charlie to take the blame for Rubens shortcomings in personnel evaluation.

  6. bjbeliever - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Blind leading the blind.

  7. aphillieated - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Glad to see him back :)

  8. cohnjusack - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    The 2015(!) Phillies under contract…still along with their age that season and salary

    C: Carlos Ruiz – Age 36, $8.5 million
    1B: Ryan Howard – Age 35, $25 million
    2B: Chase Utley – Age 36, $10 million
    SS: Jimmy Rollins – Age 36, $11 million (option vests if he gets 444 PAs this year)
    OF: Marlon Byrd – Age 37, $8 million
    SP: Cliff Lee – Age 36, $25 million
    SP: Cole Hamels – Age 31, $22.5 million
    RP: Jonathan Papelbon – Age 34, $13 million

    In 2015, the Phillis will have up to $123 million (is Rollins options vests) on 8 players all over 30…6 of whom will be over 35.

    “I wonder what Pat Gillick is up to nowadays”, dreamily wonders every Phillies fan.

    • dylanthom2013 - Jan 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      Doctor: Are you sexually active?
      Manuel: No, I just lie there.

  9. twpguy1964 - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Let me get this stupidity right. You hire Manuel to be a “Sr. Advisor” to the phils AND AMARO, the guy who just fired him? BwaaaaaHaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaa. Only with the Phillies.

  10. Jonny 5 - Jan 15, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Maybe they meant senior citizen advisor? Senile advisor? J/k I really do love Charlie, but I just can’t help myself. This club of distinguished gentlemen is going to show all the young whipper snappers what’s up in 2014.

  11. delsj - Jan 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Wasn’t that George Costanza’s title with the Yankees?

  12. drs76109 - Feb 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    So how many ppl are now are on the Phillies payroll in ceremonial positions?

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