Phillies cut more than 80 positions
The Philadelphia Phillies cut their full-time workforce by more than 80 positions today. Employees were informed about the reduction in staff in an email from upper management.
The vast majority of departing employees took a buyout package offered from the Phillies while the others were either laid off, had their positions cut, or did not have their contracts renewed.
The Phillies have been adamant about layoffs coming since the end of last season. With the organization losing over $100 million dollars due to COVID-19, staff cuts were inevitable.
In June, the Phillies stated that they would guarantee full-time jobs until the end of the season and then offered buyouts in September. Job reductions hit all areas of the club, from the business side to baseball operations, field and scouting staff.
Not great news for the Phillies. If layoffs and staff reduction is any indication in how billionaire John Middleton will spend money this offseason, then we’re in bad shape for 2021.