The Phillies have signed field boss Charlie Manuel to a two-year extension taking him through the 2013 season.
“We are pleased to have come to terms with Charlie,” said general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., in a statement released by the club. “He has been an integral part of the success we’ve had over the past several years. There was little doubt that he was going to continue to be our skipper past his current contract and we look forward to the next three years with the hopes of continued success.” In six seasons under Manuel, the Phillies have a 544-428 record - the best in the National League. The team has captured four consecutive division titles (2007-10), two NL pennants (2008-09) and one World Series (2008).
Beerleaguer: A no-brainer extension. He's presided over the most successful run in Phillies history. The only discussion point is the length of the extension and the idea that Ryne Sandberg is waiting in the wings.