Changes? None to Phillies Coaching Staff

Ryne Sandberg, Steve HendersonThe Phillies are making no changes to their coaching staff.

They announced this afternoon that every big-league coach has been asked to return for the 2015 season. It remains to be seen if everyone accepts.

Ryne Sandberg’s coaches include bench coach Larry Bowa, pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson, first base coach Juan Samuel, third base coach Pete Mackanin, bullpen coach Rod Nichols and assistant hitting coach John Mizerock.

The Phillies finished 73-89 and last in the National League East, but the front office and Sandberg must have felt it could not pin the team’s failures on any of its coaches. They made changes to the coaching staff following the 2014 season, when they announced pitching coach Rich Dubee, catching coach Mick Billmeyer and strength and conditioning coordinator Dong Lien would not return. (Assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner had been invited back, but left the organization.)  That followed manager Charlie Manuel’s dismissal.

The Phillies finished 73-89 that season, too.

So far the only change to the organization is Marti Wolever, who will not return as assistant general manager of amateur scouting.

2 Comments

I am not sure if this is a good set of coaches or not. It is hard to evaluate management that has very little talent to manage.

This move is trademark Rube… Don’t make changes when things are going bad…maybe no one will notice…

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