Sunday, December 28, 2014

Phillies Fire Smith

The Phillies have fired third base coach Steve Smith.

Phillies Fire Smith

The Phillies have fired third base coach Steve Smith.

This did not come as a complete surprise. I had heard rumblings that Charlie Manuel wasn't happy with Smith's job performance. Smith was a last-minute hire before the 2007 season after Art Howe abruptly quit to become the bench coach with the Texas Rangers. Smith had been suspended twice for on-field incidents, which had upset Manuel.

This was Manuel's decision, not Amaro's.

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