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Philadelphia Phillies fire several coaches after missing the playoffs for the 10th year in a row.
Well, it’s officially been ten years since the Philadelphia Phillies last made it into the MLB postseason in 2011. After another disappointing end to the year, the Phillies started cleaning up on the last day of the regular season. Perhaps a year from now, Philadelphia will be preparing for the playoffs rather than announcing who has been fired.
Philadelphia will face the Miami Marlins in the season finale this afternoon.
Philadelphia Phillies fire coaches on last day of regular season
The Phillies are currently eight games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card race, so sadly there is now no choice but to start making final decisions about who should be let go.
Joe Dillon was hired as the batting coach for Philadelphia in November 2019, each time Joe Girardi was named manager. Bryce Harper leads the Phillies at the plate in batting average (.308), home runs (35), RBI’s (84), OBP (.427) and hits (150). There are obviously other players who have contributed to Philadelphia in 13th place in the league for points scored, but Dillon is officially unemployed. Assistant batting coach Pedro Guerrero is heading out with Dillon because the new batting coach will have the freedom to choose who he wants as an assistant.
Juan Castro was also hired as part of Girardi’s staff as an infield coach in 2019. Castro played for the Phillies during the 2010 season, but will not return to Philadelphia after being fired prior to the final game of the regular season.
Will the Phillies have a different conversation in a year? Let’s hope so for the fans. Ten years is one long time not to play real October baseball.
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