BaseballLA Angels hire PA native Joe Maddon as team manager. Who remain candidates for the Phillies? by Joseph Buscemi October 17, 2019 Less than forty-eight hours ago, there were a total of eight MLB teams with managerial vacancy’s. The Philadelphia Phillies among those eight, have begun interviewing candidates. On that list was ex-Cub and Rays manager, Joe Maddon, who signed a 3-year deal with the LA Angels Wednesday morning. It has been reported that the Phillies interviewed both Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter this past Monday and Dusty Baker on Wednesday.Joe Girardi Managerial Resume:Aside from shattering the 2009 Phillies dreams of winning back-to-back World Series Championships for what would have been the first time in franchise history, Joe Girardi knows what it takes to win in today’s new look MLB. His balanced approach of analytics and tradition saw him post a career regular season record of 988-794 (.554W-L%) and a 28-24 post-season record in 11 seasons as a manager, including that 2009 World Series Championship with the Yankees. It is clear that the majority of the Phillies fan-base would love Girardi to take the helm as the teams manager. Many have strongly voiced their opinions in favor of Joe via social media and local sports talk stations.Buck Showalter Managerial Resume:Not the most popular candidate among the Phillie Faithful, Buck Showalter remains high on the list of Phillies candidates mainly because of his relationship with current team President Andy MacPhail and GM Matt Klentak. He was hired to manage the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 by then team president Andy MacPhail. Matt Klentak was serving as the teams director of baseball operations at the time also.Buck posted a record of 669-684 in his nine seasons with the Orioles and is 1551-1517 over his twenty years of managing in the big leagues. In 2012, he led the team to its first play-off appearance since 1997. They defeated the Texas Rangers in a one-game Wild Card match, but were later defeated by the New York Yankees in the ALDS (American League Division Series) 3 games to 2.Dusty Baker Managerial Resume:After agreeing to step-down as Washington Nationals manager in 2017, Dusty Baker has served as the special adviser to the CEO of the San Francisco Giants, where he began his managerial career 26 years ago. In his 22 years managing, he posted a regular season record of 1863-1636 and a post-season record of 23-32. It appears his relationship managing Bryce Harper in their days with the Nationals played a role in the Phillies interest to interview Dusty.Now that all three candidates have been interviewed, it should be interesting to see who the Phillies decide to name their new skipper. Stay tuned as the decision could be made within the coming days/weeks. Post Views: 1,177The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJoseph BuscemiLatest posts by Joseph Buscemi (see all) Aussie Native Chris Adamson Hired as Manager of Phillies’ Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws - February 7, 2020 Navy Reclaims President’s Trophy as QB Malcolm Perry Sets All-Time Army-Navy Game Record - December 14, 2019 120 Years of “America’s Game.” Army-Navy 2019 - December 13, 2019 New Decade and Era of Phillies Baseball is Among Us - December 3, 2019 Related TopicsBaseballBuck ShowalterChicago CubsJoe GirardiJoe MaddonJohn MiddletonLos Angeles AngelsMLBPhiladelphia Phillies Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Game Four of ALCS postoned; Re-scheduled for Thursday night Where Does Masahiro Tanaka Rank Among MLB’s Greatest Clutch Pitchers?