Joe Girardi to be named Phillies Manager
After a rather disappointing 2019 season, it was quite clear that a change needed to be made in Philadelphia. The Phillies had fallen short of lofty expectations following a stellar offseason. As a result, the Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler after just two seasons. As the Phillies searched for their new manager, Buck Showalter and Dusty Baker were mentioned as potential candidates. However, it always seemed as though the best option for the job was Joe Girardi. This morning the Phillies made this move official by naming Girardi the team’s new manager heading into the 2020 season.
Joe Girardi brings a knowledge and culture of winning to the city of Philadelphia. Girardi has experienced this sense of winning as both a player and a manager. During his playing career, he was a part of three World Series runs with the New York Yankees. He then carried this success into his managerial career. In eleven seasons as a major league manager, Joe Girardi has accumulated a record of 988-794. He also led the Yankees to a World Series title in just his second season as the team’s manager. With four World Series titles over the course of his career, there’s no question that Joe Girardi is a winner, something that the Phillies have seemed to lack in recent years.
If Joe Girardi can bring this winning culture and experience to the Phillies organization, the team could have a major bounce back season in 2020. This seems like just the start of a major offseason for the Phils!
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