Phillies manager Pete Mackanin will not return as the manager in 2018. Earlier this year, he had signed an extension thru the ’18 season. Mackanin signed a new contract and will return as a special assistant to the GM. Here is Jim Salisbury’s report.
IMO, this is an interesting development. It may signal that the organization feels that they are closer to competing for a playoff spot than when they extended Mackanin. It will also be be interesting to see who the Phillies target as a replacement.
Here is Saisbury’s article on possible replacements.