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Why Amaro can't yet part with Manuel

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07:20 AM ET 07.05 | To some degree, Charlie Manuel's job security may be wrapped up in Ruben Amaro Jr.'s. If Amaro wants the world -- including David Montgomery and the rest of the Phillies owners -- to grade him on a curve bent sharply by injuries, he simply must apply that curve to the manager. Otherwise, Amaro's best argument for keeping his job collapses on itself. There is some merit to the argument. ... So when it comes time for his annual review with Montgomery, Amaro surely will list those injuries as a big part of what went awry. That will sound much more convincing if Amaro hasn't scapegoated Manuel along the way. The second reasons are connected, but sound like opposites. Put one way, Amaro hasn't earned the right to fire Manuel.

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July 5, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Charlie will not have any trouble finding work!!!

July 5, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Charlie has forgotten more about baseball than most people will ever know.

July 5, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Charlie has forgotten more about baseball than most people will ever know.

He can't even remember all the things he has forgot.

July 5, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Charley provides cover for Reuben. That is why.

July 5, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Maybe Manuel wants to part ways with Reuben? Maybe he has had his fill and is not into extreme makeovers at this point in his career.

 
July 5, 2013  01:44 PM ET

Injuries are a convenient excuse but whether it's now or after this season ends, it's time to move on and change the voice in the clubhouse. The Phillies don't have Ryne Sandberg on the coaching staff just for show.

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