2) Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro
Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro is widely viewed as a candidate for the next few managerial openings as he interviewed with both the Mets and A’s this offseason for their openings so the Phillies will likely think the same way for a few reasons.
Quatraro, 48, has been a coach for two decades, first starting in the minors with the Rays after he retired from playing in the minor leagues (all with the Rays).
He left the Rays after the 2013 season to join Cleveland as their assistant hitting coach at the MLB level.
Current Rays manager Kevin Cash was the bullpen coach for Cleveland when Quatraro joined Cleveland’s staff and, in Cash’s third season of managing the Rays (2018), Quatraro rejoined the Rays as their third base coach. When Charlie Montoyo left the Rays to become the manager of the Blue Jays, the Rays promoted Quatraro to be their bench coach for the start of the 2019 season.
Considering that Phillies GM Sam Fuld played with the Rays when Quatraro was their minor league hitting coordinator, they likely have a prior relationship and Fuld could be looking for more of a progressive thinking mind like Quatraro from a progressive thinking organization.