You can probably guess what the lead story is for the Phillies today since it’s such a great story about Charlie Manuel. I wasn’t around the old Beerleaguer site, so I’m not sure of Manuel’s reception around the Phillies Twittersphere of those days, but I know that when he was hired, I was just happy they were making Jim Thome happy.
To be young again...
On to the links.
- By now, most of you have read this piece already, but it’s still worth linking. Matt Gelb talks about Charlie Manuel and his stroke recovery.
- It’s Jon Heyman so take this with a big grain of salt, but he claims the Phillies can’t be counted out for Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery.
- Wander Franco has been detained by authorities in the Dominican Republic on allegations of an improper relationship.
- ESPN reset the offseason, looking forward a bit, but also commenting on moves that they liked that have happened so far.
- MLB’s inaugural power rankings go pretty much as you’d expect them to be at this point in the offseason.