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Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Talk About It ... Like the Phils' GM Choice? Pat Gillick is expected to be named today at a noon news conference. He masterminded Toronto's two World Series titles, including the one in 1993 over Phillies. (What the Fregosi was Mitch Williams doing in that game?) This guy was even named top executive of the last 20 years by Baseball America. Read story. Also, see bloggers' takes at Blinq.
So what's not to like? Some fear at 68, he'll just be a temporary fix, to groom assistant Ruben Amaro Jr. for the job. A tipoff as to Gillick's clout could be whether manager Charlie Manuel will stay or go. What do you think?