The Phillies have made some progress on a contract extension for manager Charlie Manuel, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Manuel’s agent, Pat Rooney, met with Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. for an hour today and the talks went well.
“It was productive,” Rooney told Salisbury. “We’re getting closer. There was some give and take. Both sides made some movement, but we’re still a little ways away. They know our position so we’ll keep working on it.”
Manuel hopes to have a two-year extension by Opening Day and has said that he isn’t worried about negotiations. The 67-year-old will earn $2.4MM in 2011, the final year of his contract. Though Manuel declined to comment today, he issued a statement confirming that "Ruben and Pat are working toward a resolution."