With the Philadelphia Phillies and pitching coach Rich Dubee deciding to go their separate ways, Philadelphia’s hunt for a replacement continues.
While Philadelphia is still looking for their new pitching coach, Dubee has already interviewed with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Working with guys like Cole Hammels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon during his time with the organization had to be a dream come true talent wise.
Moving on from those guys will be a big step for Dubee, but he did an amazing job with that rotation and the guys in the bullpen.
According to MLB.com, a possible interviewee could be Rod Nichols, a man who was Philadelphia’s bullpen coach last season. Others who are on the list of candidates are Miami Marlins bullpen coach Reid Cornelius, Triple-A coach Ray Burris and Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell.
McDowell would probably be their best option, but he could possibly be staying put in Atlanta for right now.
Besides their search for their next pitching coach, I’m pretty excited to see Ryne Sandberg out for a full season as a big league manager. I felt as if the Cubs should have hired him on, but they decided to pass up on him and go with Quade then Sveum.
Their loss. Goodluck to Ryne Sandberg and the Philadelphia Phillies next season.
Hopefully they can stay healthy.