June 11, 2015 |
SOON AFTER he was hired to run the Chicago Cubs in the fall of 2011, Theo Epstein named Dale Sveum to be his manager. As the Brewers' hitting coach, Sveum had a reputation not just for developing young hitters, but for being a tough, no-nonsense type and requiring accountability from those who played for him. The Cubs needed that discipline as their organizational philosophy veered toward perennial restocking and patience, much as the Phillies have...
July 11, 2012 |
Commissioners in affluent Lower Merion met Wednesday night to discuss awarding a pay package worth $275,000 to the township's manager this year and next. The predominantly Democratic panel talked well into the night about what to pay Douglas Cleland, the municipal manager since 2002. The deal on the table called for a base wage of $202,989, rising to $207,049 in 2013, according to the contract document released before the meeting. The package includes longevity pay of 8.1 percent and a township contribution of 8 percent towards deferred compensation, a company car plus fuel, and other perks.
February 14, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It starts anew for Charlie Manuel and the Phillies on Wednesday morning when pitchers and catchers go through the first official workout of spring training at the Carpenter Complex. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the 69-year-old Manuel and his aging core of players, many of whom are working on the final year of their contracts, just like the manager. Or maybe this is the beginning of something special, which is the word that best describes the most of the Manuel era. Only fools would say they know for sure.
August 7, 2015 |
Pete Mackanin returned to his hotel room in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1988. He was managing a team in the winter league and was stewing about a late-season loss. The Phillies interim manager said he "was really going off. " "Then my wife said, 'Are you going to have a heart attack over this? What are you doing?' " Mackanin said. "And it stuck with me. I said, 'You know what? I'm not going to have a heart attack over this. We're either going to win or lose. When I bring in the closer, he's either going to pitch well or he's not going to pitch well.' There's nothing else I can do about it. " Mackanin said that night changed his outlook on baseball.
June 29, 2015 |
When the Chicago Cubs bypassed Ryne Sandberg for a managerial vacancy immediately after Sandberg had been voted the triple-A Pacific Coast League's manager of the year for that organization in 2010, the back-channel reason given was that the Cubs didn't want to be in the position of having to fire a franchise legend. What general manager Jim Hendry, a protege of former team president Andy MacPhail, didn't explain, however, was why the Cubs were so sure they would have to. Sandberg never got the opportunity to be a franchise legend with the Phillies, the team that drafted him in 1978, but it is where he did get his chance to manage a major-league team, such as it was. That tenure ended Friday, when Sandberg resigned his position 22 months after replacing Charlie Manuel.
May 9, 2011
MEDecision Inc., Wayne, said Carole Hodsdon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. She had been executive vice president and chief technology officer since 2009. Nihill & Riedley P.C., a Philadelphia provider of accounting, tax, and other services, said it had hired four new accounting professionals. Heather Craden joins as a manager in the litigation practice. Craden had been a senior manager at Grant Thornton L.L.P. Matthew Musgnung has been named a manager in the insurance practice.
November 22, 2011 |
RYNE SANDBERG will remain the manager at Triple A Lehigh Valley, but the Phillies will be making managerial changes throughout the organization. Dusty Wathan has been promoted to manager for Double A Reading after spending the last 2 years as the manager for Class A Clearwater. At Clearwater, Chris Truby takes over as manager, moving up a level from Lakewood, where he managed last year. Mickey Morandini, who returned to the organization full time last season as the manager for Class A Williamsport, will take over at Lakewood.