Joe Girardi Fired by Phillies, Replaced by Rob Thomson

Joe Girardi Fired by Phillies, Replaced by Rob Thomson

Joe Girardi Fired by Phillies, Replaced by Rob Thomson
  • Joe Girardi was terminated by the Philadelphia Phillies after his group’s horrible beginning, turning into principal.
  • Philadelphia said seat mentor Rob Thomson will become in-between time supervisor until the end of the time.
  • Expected to fight for a NL East title, the Phillies are 22-29 and 12 games behind the primary spot New York Mets.

“It has been a frustrating season for us up until this point, as we feel that our club has not played up to its capabilities,” Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement.

“While all of us share the responsibility for the shortcomings, I felt that a change was needed and that a new voice in the clubhouse would give us the best chance to turn things around. I believe we have a talented group that can get back on track, and I am confident that Rob, with his experience and familiarity with our club, is the right man to lead us going forward.”

Girardi’s most memorable year with Philadelphia was the pandemic-abbreviated 2020 season. The Phillies went 82-80 last year and he closes his residency with a 132-141 record. Girardi dealt with the New York Yankees from 2008-17 and the Florida Marlins in 2006.

The Phillies have lost 12 of 17 games heading into the opener of Friday’s three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.

“We underperformed and that falls on me. This is what happens,” Girardi told SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. “I think there’s more talent in that room than the way we have played.”

The Phillies have a $224 million finance and brag 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper and NL Cy Young Award next in line Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and free-specialist sluggers Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber. However Philadelphia hasn’t made the end of the season games starting around 2011, hasn’t won the World Series starting around 2008 and has watched fan interest plunge during a time in addition to of fair baseball.


Harper has been tormented the majority of the time with right lower arm irritation and had to surrender right field and play assigned hitter. Second baseman Jean Segura is out for as long as 90 days with a broke right pointer. The Phillies are 12-15 at home and are 4-10 of every one-run games. They are 3-7 over their last 10 games.

“I think there’s a number of reasons we didn’t win. We gave too many extra outs that cost us four or five games, maybe even more,” Girardi said.

The Phillies were finished in by a hanging warm up area, guarded lacks and slow beginnings from a portion of their expensive veterans (Schwarber is batting .192). The lowlight was a May 5 misfortune at home to the New York Mets when they blew a six-run shortage in the 10th inning and lost 8-7. The Mets had lost the past multiple times they followed by six runs in the 10th.

“I believe there’s various reasons we didn’t win. We gave such a large number of additional outs that cost us four or five games, perhaps more,” Girardi said.

Girardi supplanted Yankees supervisor Joe Torre after the 2007 season and spent 10 years in pinstripes. Girardi drove New York to its 27th World Series title, beating the Phillies in six games in 2009, and his 910 successes were 6th most in group history.

Girardi said last week the season was “frustrating” but he was not concerned about losing his job. Girardi, though, likely had to make the playoffs this season after the Phillies declined to pick up his option for 2023.


“I’ve never worried about my job. I don’t worry about my job. I’ve got to do my job,” Girardi said. “It’s the business of being a manager.”

Philadelphia’s battles work out positively past Girardi. Gabe Kapler was terminated after a 161-163 record in two seasons and afterward drove the San Francisco Giants to a 107-55 record and the end of the season games last season.

The Phillies additionally terminated training colleague Bobby Meacham and elevated Mike Calitri to seat mentor.

Thomson was Philadelphia’s seat mentor and composed spring preparing for the last five seasons. He was employed before the 2018 season.

“I am ready to lead this team and look forward to getting to work and turning this around,” he said.

His most memorable game is against an Angels group that has lost eight straight games by and large and six straight out and about.

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