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.

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4 Comments on "Phillies Close To Extension With Charlie Manuel"

4 years 5 months ago

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

Diehard Philsphan
4 years 5 months ago

It’s about time!

4 years 5 months ago

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

4 years 5 months ago

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.