Dave Brundage will replace Ryne Sandberg as manager of the Iron Pigs.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Former Gwinnett Braves skipper Dave Brundage has officially been named manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for the 2013 season, as announced by the Philadelphia Phillies. Brundage replaces Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to be the Phillies' third base coach and infield instructor. Brundage, who becomes the third manager in the history of the IronPigs, has posted an all-time managerial record of 1,085-1,026 (.514) in 2,111 career games, including a 433-422 (.506) mark over six International League seasons. The 48-year-old Brundage -- the only manager in the four-year history of the Gwinnett Braves (of suburban Atlanta) -- is entering his 16th season as a Minor League manager. Last season, he guided Atlanta's top affiliate to a 62-82 …
Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel will go down as the greatest manager in team history, but it might be time for Ryne Sandberg to get his shot.
He's the Manager of the Year and the manager of this year's All-Star squad. No, his name isn't Charlie Manuel; it's Ryne Sandberg. While the Philadelphia Phillies get to start the second half of the baseball season in a basement in which the water is almost chest deep, the skipper of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs is putting together another fine season. Check the standings. For Charlie, the Phils stand dead last in the NL East, 14 games back of the first place Washington Nationals. Even a Wild Card berth looks wild at best, despite a healthy second half expected for sluggers Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and mound stud Roy Halladay. The Phils are 10 back in the Wild Card race. And at 37-50, that .425 winning clip isn't going to scare many …