Some ideas on when Phillies ownership might finally rule on GM Klentak’s fate originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Three days after another disappointing season ended, Phillies ownership still has not said whether general manager Matt Klentak will remain in charge of baseball operations.
A simple, “He’s under contract, nothing has changed,” would do the trick, but so far there has been no official communication from organization elders.
The silence is probably more indicative of Klentak being dismissed than it is him staying on, but only managing partner John Middleton can say for sure, and he has been unavailable for comment as he ponders making a significant change to the organization’s baseball hierarchy for the second year in a row.
Last year, Middleton fired manager Gabe Kapler over Klentak’s objections.
Middleton is a methodical decision-maker dedicated to careful process. He deliberated Kapler’s fate for 11 days before pulling the trigger.