Dubee Out As Pitching Coach

I didn’t see this coming. I guess Sandberg has his own guy in mind. Sucks though … I thought Dubee did very well with whatever talent was given him.

The Zo Zone

Roy Halladay, Rich DubeeRich Dubee will not be back as Phillies pitching coach next season.

The Phillies announced this morning they will not renew his contract. Dubee had been pitching coach nine seasons, which is tied with Cy Perkins (1946-54) and Ray Rippelmeyer (1970-78) for the longest run in that position in franchise history.

The Phillies could make more coaching staff changes, although they said those announcements could come at a later date.

“Rich was a big part of a wonderful era here and in his nine years he served our organization very well,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. “We believe it is time for change as we move forward. We thank Rich for his professionalism and contribution to the Phillies.”

Dubee’s fate seemed set the moment the organization fired Charlie Manuel on Aug. 16. He knows how the business works, and he probably figured new manager Ryne Sandberg wanted his…

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