- The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a couple of seasons.
- The MLB world reacted to the firing of Girardi after a disappointing start to the season.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have ended the Joe Girardi tenure after a 22-29 start to the 2022 season. After the Phillies moved on from Gabe Kapler, they brought in Girardi and were hoping that he could turn things around.
Well, that didn’t happen, and Girardi’s record as the Phillies manager ended up worse than Kapler’s.
Joe Girardi finished with a 132-141 record as manager of the #Phillies (.484 win percentage).
Gabe Kapler was 161-163 (.497).
The next manager was supposed to be better.
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) June 3, 2022
The Phillies now start over with a new manager.
The MLB world reacts to the firing of Phillies manager Joe Girardi
It was only a matter of time before the Phillies made the move and the MLB fans were quick to react to the firing.
Phillies fire mgr Joe Girardi.
Not ALL rebuilds work.
Launched rebuild at end if 2015:
0 playoff appearances & 1 winning record (82-80 last yr) since.
Rebuilds are difficult. Especially brutal when they fail.
⚾️ @wjz @WJZ13sports pic.twitter.com/z1uneDUpoM
— Mark Viviano (@MarkWJZ) June 3, 2022
are we in a DREAM
— Matt (@matttadelphia) June 3, 2022
I love the local sports media and fans in Philadelphia. Two months ago the Phils were heading to the WS with a 2022 Murderers Row lineup. 😂🤣😂🤣
— Dig 🇺🇦 (@diggaduh) June 3, 2022
That’s two managers in four years now. Maybe the players are the problem.
— Ben Costello (@ben_costello1) June 3, 2022
Like this is gonna change the fact that u are the worst defensive team in baseball and have a bad bullpen!
— Luiii 🐐 (@LindorHOF) June 3, 2022
I agree with the move but he’s the fall guy for a team that all around is not performing anywhere near their potential. Hoping this can bring some sort of change
— Asa Saidman (@AsaSaidman) June 3, 2022
As you can see, it has been quite the bag of mixed reactions.
Doesn’t fix everything, but this is a much needed start. 🙌#Phillies #RingTheBell https://t.co/j3JDqi8vzF
— Chris. (@GT_491) June 3, 2022
Girardi deserved so much better than this trash franchise https://t.co/sDnpeEqACJ
— Bryan (@ThatGuyBry31) June 3, 2022
The Phillies are promoting Rob Thompson to interim manager, and Thompson has long been one of Girardi’s sidekicks in the dugout.
The Phillies host the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series at the beginning of the post-Girardi era.