The Phillies should make Thomson the permant manager and not just the intern manager. They should also work with Thomson and sign the bulk if not all of the coaching staff for up to three years. Thomson has done an excellant job. So has the hitting coach and the infield defense coach. Some of the other coaches, especally the third base coach should be kept as well. The Phillies have a very good manager and coaching staff. It is time to make sure the Phillies hold on to them for several years.