It’s like the Phillies are trying to make up for what they did over 25 years ago. They have expressed interest in Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg to become the manager of their Triple A club, Lehigh Valley.
Sandberg was famously traded away with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus in 1982. DeJesus fizzled out and Sandberg went on to have a Hall of Fame career.
Sandberg managed in the Cubs minor league system last season, leading their Triple A squad Iowa to an 82-62 record. Sandberg wants to be a major league manager some day and with Charlie Manuel’s age, who knows if he could be groomed to replace Manuel.