Manuel Evaluates Future; Will Wait At End of 2013

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies made news the past day with all their shuffling of the coaching staff. And though he’s on for 2013, Charlie Manuel has become a hot topic. With Ryne Sandberg waiting in the wings to be a Major League manager soon, and preferably in Philadelphia, Manuel talked about his plans after 2013 … Continue reading Manuel Evaluates Future; Will Wait At End of 2013

Phillies Coaching Shuffle: Ryne Sandberg to Coach Third Base

PHILADELPHIA — Yesterday, the Phillies fired first base coach Sam Perlozzo as well as cut ties with hitting coach Greg Gross and bench coach Pete Mackanin. With those spots vacated it left room for a certain minor league manager to get his first real crack at Major League coaching. Hall of Fame second baseman and … Continue reading Phillies Coaching Shuffle: Ryne Sandberg to Coach Third Base

Phillies Also Let Go of Mackanin, Gross

Less than two hours after the Phillies 2012 season ended they fired three coaches. Shortly after it was announced first base coach Sam Perlozzo will not return to the Phillies in 2013, the Phillies announced they have cut ties with bench coach Pete Mackanin and hitting coach Greg Gross. With three coaching spots vacant right … Continue reading Phillies Also Let Go of Mackanin, Gross

Duda Homers Off Cloyd in Rookie’s Debut Loss

Mets 3, Phillies 2 WP – Matt Harvey (3-3, 2.76) LP – Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50) SV – Frank Francisco (22) PHILADELPHIA — It wasn’t exactly the debut Tyler Cloyd expected to have, but the 25-year-old walked away with an experience he will never forget. Cloyd settled down after three rocky innings to start, but … Continue reading Duda Homers Off Cloyd in Rookie’s Debut Loss

Sandberg named Minor League Manager of the Year

Baseball America named Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg as the 2011 Minor League Manager of the year. Sandberg led the IronPigs to their first plus-.500 season and playoff berth in the franchise’s four-year existence. They came within two wins of winning the Commissioner’s Cup. Sandberg is considered by many to be a candidate for … Continue reading Sandberg named Minor League Manager of the Year

Gelb: Looks like Sandberg is staying in Lehigh

As the Inquirer‘s Matt Gelb points out, it looks like Ryne Sandberg will not be taking his managerial talents to the Windy City or Bean Town. Sandberg, who managed the Phillies AAA affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs to their first post season appearance last season, could very well be back in Allentown, PA next season. There … Continue reading Gelb: Looks like Sandberg is staying in Lehigh

Zolecki: Cards given permission to interview Pigs’ Sandberg

“Sources: The Phillies have given St. Louis permission to interview Ryne Sandberg for their managerial vacancy,” as Tweeted by MLB’s Todd Zolecki. Sandberg, who managed his first year of AAA ball with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs last season, is on the St. Louis Cardinals radar. In his first season, he led the Pigs to their … Continue reading Zolecki: Cards given permission to interview Pigs’ Sandberg

2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

Much wasn’t expected when Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg took over as manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs had never had a winning season in their first three years of existence. In fact, they had never had a record over .500. But Sandberg turned everything around and had the Lehigh Valley buzzing. The IronPigs finished … Continue reading 2011 Moment: #8 IronPigs make first ever playoffs

On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

The Phillies magic number has dropped to one game, but it was not by way of victory. The Mets did their job, beating the Atlanta Braves, but the Phils failed to beat St. Louis and clinch the division. With their magic number now at one for the division and two for homefield, the Phils lost … Continue reading On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition