Phillies Close To Extension With Charlie Manuel

3:17pm: Manuel told's Todd Zolecki that there's a "good chance" the sides announce a deal before the end of the weekend. "We're close, but it's not official," Manuel said, acknowledging that this could be his final deal as a manager.

1:13pm: The Phillies are close to an extension with manager Charlie Manuel, reports Jim Salisbury of  It's expected to be a two-year deal for $3.5-4MM per year.  Manuel was reportedly hoping to get something done before Opening Day.  He's already signed for 2011.

4 Responses to Phillies Close To Extension With Charlie Manuel Leave a Reply

  1. i really like this move, charlie was brought up with the john hart team

  2. Diehard Philsphan 4 years ago

    It’s about time!

  3. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 4 years ago

    I love Cholly. He’s a perfect fit for that team, and can handle the criticisms from the city of brotherly love.

  4. Gotta love Cholly even though he tends to run his players into the ground. I suppose this two year deal means the Phils plan on grooming Ryne Sandberg.

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