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HBT Daily: Should the Phillies Phire Ryne Sandberg?

Jun 4, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Phyre the GM first.

    • rhannah78 - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Exactly! The manager isn’t the problem, the GM is.

      • Old Gator - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

        The Party demands that I remain at my post. I remain at my post.
        – Iosif Dzhugashvili

  2. AlmostForty - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Always nice to get an unbiased view on the Phillies.

    • Old Gator - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      Of what conceivable interest to anybody would an “unbiased view” of the Feelies be?

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Not enough young war horses? Sure, but…..Sandberg whole raison d’etre was his work with young talent!

    I am not saying that Asche, Galvis, Ruf, Revere, and Brown will form a great nucleus. However, I am saying that everyone one of them is doing worse this year – every single one! Even if you want to remove last May from the numbers – Brown still has taken a step back this year. And the others – no question about it

    If Sandberg is not developing the younger players, then what is he brining to the table?

  4. commonsenseisnotcmonman - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Echoing the comments here:
    – Fire RAJ first
    – Fire the Assistant GM (AKA head scout)
    – I would say fire Sandberg, but not sure who you bring in.

    This team is a mess and will be for a few years.

  5. kinggator - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM


  6. SocraticGadfly - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Can the Calc?

  7. ematusko - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    It looked like Craig actually made an ‘Oh’ face when he was talking about how bad the Phillies were going to be for a long time.

  8. stlouis1baseball - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Phire Phryne Phsanberg? Phno Phway!
    Phstill phvery phearly phin phthe Phryne Phsanberg phtenure.
    Phgive phthe phguy pha phcance phto phsucceed.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM


  9. coryfor3 - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Well I guess there’s nothing left to talk about in the baseball world. This question shouldn’t even need to be entertained.

  10. bigtunany - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I always enjoy a nice Soap reference

    • dodger88 - Jun 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM


  11. corky2141 - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Phuck no unless it’s a package deal to get rid if the terrible RAJ. Every year he has been in charge has been worse than the last. His next milestone is 100 loses with the highest payroll and the most players signed up for AARP

  12. drs76109 - Jun 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Agree with firing Amaro.

    But what do those “special assistant to the GM” folks do? I believe Mr Green and Mr Manuel hold such positions …

  13. 1harrypairatesties - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Sandberg is not the problem.

  14. scotttheskeptic - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Sandberg is toast, unfortunately. With all of the changes that need to occur (roster, front office, etc…) he will be swept up in them. This is, quite literally, a no-win situation for him. The best he can do is find a way to get these players to play sound baseball, which may be the only possible ‘plus’ with which his resume leaves Philly.

    As for actually beginning to fix this team, the front office needs to start negotiating with the players to determine the cost of each surrendering his ten/five rights; set-up a trust fund for any team willing to take Howard; petition Selig to permit the Phillies to use a pitching machine; inquire if the Twins have a “no returns” policy; and DFA Gwynn and Mayberry.

  15. drs76109 - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    How’s that “Fire Cholly ” looking now?

    If there is any more proof that the problem is with Amaro and the Phillies “family ” system (remember, they won with Gillick at the helm, who was outside the family), this is it. Sandberg isn’t the problem. Questionably, Manuel wasn’t, either. It is the player talent. And that is the GM’s job.

  16. drs76109 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    The Phillies ought to talk with Texas to see if they can work out a deal for Andrus and/or Beltre. They are so beset by injuries, the Rangers are, that they might be able to work on a deal.

    • scotttheskeptic - Jun 5, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      No, thanks. The last deal with Texas gave us Mayberry.

  17. toodrunktotastethischicken - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    He’ll be a lame duck like Francona was, and by the time the Phillies field another contending team he’ll be let go and latch on with another team and bring them to a ‘Series.

  18. schreinco - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    RAJ has to go… That is a no brainer. As for Sandberg, how can you say that it is not his fault? What exactly is he doing for this team? You are dealt a hand and you have to play it. This team has no life, no drive, no personality…. It isn’t as simple as too old or bad bullpen. Where is the coach getting the most out of what he has?

    This team has taken on the personality of its coach and that is a big fat ZERO!

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