Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Phillies new GM getting an early test & new 'Opening Day'

Bench coach Jimmy Williams resigned without explanation the other day, a few people were at a loss to explain it. GM Ruben Amaro is just getting his first test on his position with only a couple days on the job. Now he must get two coaches, a third base coach and the bench coach. Can we read anything from Williams departure? He hasn't said anything publicly. Perhaps he is just yearning to move on.

The Phillies 2009 season will kickoff on Sunday night at 8pm instead of Monday afternoon as originally announced. Opening Night will April 5, 2009 - vs. The Atlanta Braves. It will be the first telecast for ESPN Sunday Night baseball of the year.

Scott Eyre signed a lucky deal in what he thought was probably his last year in the majors. He is said to be very happy, and who wouldn't be? The Phillies season should be fun to watch in 2009, now can we get another decent starter added to the rotation?

Rich Baxter - Fightin Phillies Blog

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