Joe Girardi, Buck Showalter and Dusty Baker will interview for the Philadelphia Phillies’ managerial vacancy this week, according to multiple reports.
The Phillies canned Gabe Kapler on Thursday after he compiled a 161-163 record with zero postseason appearances in two seasons on the bench.
Girardi, who turns 55 on Monday, led the New York Yankees to a 910-710 record and the 2009 World Series championship during a decade as the manager in the Bronx (2008-17). He was also the National League Manager of the Year during his lone season with the then-Florida Marlins in 2006.
Showalter, 63, is a three-time American League Manager of the Year (1994, 2004, 2014) with a 1,551-1,517-1 record in 20 seasons as skipper with the Yankees (1992-95), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2000), Texas Rangers (2003-06) and Baltimore Orioles (2010-18).
Baker, 70, is a three-time NL Manager of the Year (1993, 1997, 2000) who posted a 1,863-1,636-1 record in 22 seasons with the San Francisco Giants (1993-2002), Chicago Cubs (2003-06), Cincinnati Reds (2008-13) and Washington Nationals (2016-17).
The Athletic reported Girardi’s link to the Philadelphia opening, while the Chicago Tribune first reported on Baker and NBC Sports broke the news on Showalter.
—Field Level Media