Joe Girardi To Be Named Phillies Manager, Reports Say
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Joe Girardi as their new manager, sources tell MLB.com. The team is expected to make an official announcement about the hiring later today, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki tweeted on Thursday (October 24).
The 55-year-old manager replaces Gabe Kapler who was fired earlier this month following two disappointing seasons.
Girardi, meanwhile, managed the Florida Marlins in 2006 for one season before managing New York Yankees from 2009 through 2017. The Yankees won the 2009 World Series.
Joe had also interviewed with the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs about their managerial openings in recent days. The Cubs have since hired their former catcher, David Ross, while the Mets have not made any hiring decisions yet.
As the Inquirer.com reports, a search of Twitter shows that Phillies fans seem to be pleased with the decision.
You can click here to see more fan reaction that the Inquirer.com has rounded up. Plus, as they note, fans of the New York Mets seem to be disappointed that their team missed out on the opportunity to hire Girardi as their manager.