The Phillies made it official today before the game with the Mets, Ryne Sandberg will be the manager of the Phillies officially now.
Talk about the Phillies looking at other candidates after the season are now moot, and the Phillies have locked up Ryne, who is a Hall of Famer, for 3 years with a club option for a 4th year.
Now Ryne can go ahead and plan out the people that will be on his staff. Larry Bowa has been one of the people that rumor has it may be in line for a position of the coaching staff. The existing coaching staff will probably be replaced, as that is what normally occurs when a team changes managers.
Time will tell as the talk about next year has totally replaced what we're seeing on the field now, and it's a good thing because the Phillies aren't playing too good in this series with the Mets and they look to Cliff Lee to go out and salvage this series this afternoon on the last home game of 2013 for the Phillies.