Phillies begin cleaning house after missing the postseason again

Philadelphia Phillies fire several coaches after missing the playoffs for the 10th straight year. 

Well, it’s officially been a decade since the Philadelphia Phillies last made the MLB postseason in 2011. After yet another disappointing end to the year, the Phillies started to clean house on the final day of the regular season. Perhaps a year from now, Philadelphia will be preparing for the playoffs instead of announcing who has been fired.

Philadelphia is set to take on the Miami Marlins this afternoon in its season finale.

Philadelphia Phillies fire coaches on the final day of the regular season

The Phillies currently sit eight games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card race, so unfortunately there’s nothing left to do right now other than begin to come to final decisions on who needs to be let go.

Joe Dillon was hired as the hitting coach for Philadelphia in November of 2019 whenever Joe Girardi was brought on as manager. Bryce Harper leads the Phillies at the plate in batting average (.308), home runs (35), RBIs (84), OBP (.427) and hits (150). There are obviously other players that have contributed to Philadelphia sitting at 13th in the league for runs scored, but Dillon is officially out of a job. Assistant hitting coach Pedro Guerrero is headed out with Dillon because the new hitting coach will have the freedom to choose who they want as their assistant.

Juan Castro was also hired as part of Girardi’s staff in 2019 as the infield coach. Castro played for the Phillies during the 2010 season, but will not be returning to Philadelphia after being fired prior to the final regular season game.

Will the Phillies be having a different conversation a year from now? For the fanbases sake, let’s hope so. Ten years is a long time to not play true October baseball.

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