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Old 11-16-2010, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by g0g0 View Post
So either he must have got some assurances about a possible Phillies call-up, or some assurances of not being a contender for a Cubs position. I know he was drafted by Philly, but to take the same position somewhere else after saying he wanted to manage in the bigs? There has to be something else that Philly is promising him. Funny that he wasn't willing to wait a couple more years in the Cubs farm system.
Originally Posted by Fenway View Post
Red Sox were talking to him about Pawtucket but Francona isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
It is fair to assume that neither Mike Quade nor Terry Francona is going anywhere soon. Charlie Manuel turns 67 next year and the Phillies might view Ryne Sandberg as a possible successor. The Phils can now monitor how well Sandberg does as a AAA manager in their system.
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