Rob Thomson was on the verge of retiring just a few short years ago, but since then, he has taken on the role of Phillies’ interim manager, full-time manager, and now, he’s been granted a contract extension.
On Monday, the Phillies revealed that they have added one year to Thomson’s contract, extending it until the end of 2025. Previously set to enter 2024 as a lame duck manager, Thomson has expressed his relief at the extension, marking a significant reassurance in his position.
Under Thomson’s leadership, the Phillies have shown promising results, with a record of 155-118 and a .568 winning percentage. Their performance equates to 92 wins over a full season and has included two deep playoff runs. Despite falling short of a championship in 2022 and a collapse in the 2023 NLCS, Thomson has proven to be a formidable presence in the clubhouse, effectively guiding both seasoned veterans and up-and-coming players.
While there have been some critiques of Thomson’s bullpen decisions, his overall track record since taking over as manager in June 2022 has been largely successful. His 28-year tenure with the Yankees prior to joining the Phillies has undoubtedly contributed to his experience and leadership in the dugout.
Additionally, the Phillies have announced new staff members with Dustin Lind and Rafael Peña joining as assistant hitting coaches, signifying the team’s commitment to adapting and improving for the upcoming seasons.
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