Somebody is Gonna Get Fired
by Scott Butler 9/6/12

Sometimes it can be easy to fall into a trap of reading too much into comments.  Other times it doesn’t require any reading skills at all.

"We want to get better," Manuel said recently. "How are we going to do that? What we got, is that enough? I'm not just talking about players; I'm talking about everything, the whole picture. It is tough when you look at it."

By the whole picture Charlie Manuel means the coaching staff and by get better he means fire a Phillies coach.  A little logic suggests that is all he could possibly mean.  So, unless Charlie has some major changes in store for hot dog vendors or the clubhouse cleaning crew in 2013, one of the Phillies coaches will most likely be fired after the season.

"Sometimes in this game, there comes a time when changes are good," Manuel said. "Who it is, it doesn't matter.”  Sounds like a little coach’s roulette to me.

"You have to take anything into consideration that you think will help you. Trying stuff sometimes is definitely not bad. That's how I look at it."

My money is on Greg Gross, but maybe Charlie has his mind set on the guy who Hunter Pence squashed.

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