Both the Daily News and the Inquirer are reporting that Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg has emerged as a candidate for the vacant Managerial position in Lehigh Valley. Sandberg, 51 was the manager of Iowa City, the AAA affiliate of the Cubs last year. While an early candidate for the Cubs manager position, he decided not to return to the organization after the job was given to Mike Quade.
Phillies Assistant General Manager Chuck Lamar made several comments today to David Murphy of the Daily News regarding the Phils prospects in the Arizona Fall League. On Josh Zeid, “his arm strength is a big plus”. On Matt Rizzotti, “He just continues to hit. His defensive skills need to continue to improve. Hasn’t shown the power in the AFL that he is going to need to be the type of player that he is, but he continues to hit.” On Justin DeFratus, “Whether he is truly ready or not is yet to be seen, but I think he will open some eyes in major league camp.”