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

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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

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

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