After eight-plus seasons, one World Series title, and one team death spiral largely brought on by his GM, Charlie Manuel is done as Phillies manager.
The Phillies have scheduled a 2:30 press conference to announce the news. Manuel will reportedly be replaced by third-base coach Ryne Sandberg.
The Phillies have gone 5-20 since the All-Star break, and seem destined for their first losing season since 2000. If a change was going to come, there was no sense waiting until the winter.
Since replacing Larry Bowa after the 2004 season, Manuel has put up a record of 780-636. He was the longest-tenured manager in the National League, trailing only Mike Scioscia and Ron Gardenhire in MLB.