Report: Curt Schilling interested in Phillies' manager position

Andrew Porter
October 11, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Well, this would be something. 

The Phillies, after announcing the firing of Gabe Kapler on Thursday, begin their search for a new manager. And according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is interested in the position.

Schilling, 52, played for the Phillies from 1992-2000. He also played for the Orioles, Astros, Diamondbacks and Red Sox, winning three World Series titles with the latter two teams.  The six-time all-star and 2001 World Series MVP has no managerial experience, however. 

According to Todd Zolecki, Buck Showalter is the favorite to land the job. 

"If they fired Gabe, I think Buck would be the presumed leader in the clubhouse in terms of who replacing Gabe, if they make that change," Zolecki said earlier this week on 94WIP. "Joe Girardi, I think, is a similar type of a manager. But yeah, Buck, Andy MacPhail hired him to be the Orioles manager years ago. He worked with (Phillies GM) Matt (Klentak), he worked with Ned Rice the assistant GM, he has relationships with all of those guys. That would make a lot of sense."

Other potential candidates include Carlos Beltran, Dusty Baker, and Joe Maddon.