Earlier this offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler. After waiting over a week to make a decision, the Phillies opted to search for a new leader.
According to a new report, a favorite for the job has emerged.
According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is the favorite for the Phillies job.
The Phillies interviewed Girardi along with former MLB managers Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter.
Multiple sources said Girardi made himself the favorite among many for the Phillies’ managerial vacancy following an impressive showing Monday at Citizens Bank Park...The buzz inside the ballpark is that Phillies managing partner John Middleton prefers Girardi, but it is unknown if a job offer has been made or will be made.
Girardi also interviewed for the New York Mets vacancy. The Mets dismissed Mickey Callaway after just two years and are on the hunt for a manager as well.
Girardi managed the Yankees to a World Series title in 2009. He managed the club for eight more seasons before he was fired.
Now it looks like he'll be back in the dugout for the 2020 MLB season - whether it's with the Phillies or another organization.
Stay tuned for the latest.