Phillies ink Rob Thomson to 2-year deal
The Phillies have signed Rob Thomson to a two-year deal to remain the manager, the team announced just moments ago.
Thomson took the reins back on June 3rd after the team parted ways with Joe Girardi. The Phillies were in a bad spot over the last few weeks of Girardi’s tenure, holding a 22-29 record going into the month of June.
Rob Thomson proceeded to shine in his first head managerial gig, going 65-46, pushing the team to a final record of 87-75, and sending the Phillies to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
It’s no secret that the clubhouse is behind Thomson, as they’ve shown endless support to the skipper who completely turned around a struggling team. The Phillies have had a reoccurring history of playoff collapses, and the Phillies’ performance over the last three and a half months says a lot about Thomson.
Up Next for Rob Thomson and the Phillies
Thomson and the Phillies will look to keep the magic rolling as they travel to Atlanta today to kick off Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday. Ranger Suarez gets the ball for the Phils, going up against Max Fried.