With the Phillies bullpen being historically bad in 2020, it’s not a good time for Jim Gott to have his contract expire. The Phillies have declined to re-sign Gott, who had served as the Phillies bullpen coach for three seasons.
It’s no surprise that the Phillies will lose $100-million or more as a result of the COVID affected 2020 season. With that type of loss on the books, it also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the team is cutting corners wherever possible.
Bryan Price was supposed to be the guy who was going to turn the Phillies pitching staff around. After a year on the job, Price is stepping away from the position, at least as a full-time pitching coach.
Rhys Hoskins had hoped to be back in the lineup for the final weekend of games, but an elbow injury kept him on the bench. Now, that injury has resulted in surgery.
Following another sub-par season, Matt Klentak yielded the reins of the Phillies GM job after five seasons.
With additions like Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius and Joe Girardi taking over the helm, the Phillies figured to be able to compete in the National League East.
Joe Girardi should have gotten this win back in April, but instead he had to wait until nearly the end of August to see his career win total as a manager flip over to 1,000.
The Phillies minor league managers are a varied bunch in terms of age and experience.
J.T. Realmuto lost his arbitration case, but still wound up with the highest arbitration award for a catcher, getting $10-million for the 2020 season.
The penultimate part of our series on the Phillies minor league coaching staffs takes a look at the pitching coaches.