Joe Girardi would make Philadelphia Phillies strong 2020 World Series contenders

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Recent reports are emerging that Joe Girardi is the clear favorite to be the next manager for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Once Gabe Kapler was officially let go by the Philadelphia Phillies, former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was a name that immediately emerged as a potential replacement for the 2020 season.

Even though Girardi has been out of the league since 2017, the Phillies are smart enough to realize he could still bring plenty to the table, and it’s one of the main reasons why other teams besides Philadelphia have expressed interest in potentially hiring him as well.

While there are plenty of intriguing factors that stand out for the Phillies, the fact that Girardi already has a World Series title to his resume deserves to be on top of the list in regards to reasons to strongly consider the move.

So with reports heating up about Girardi emerging as the clear favorite for the job, fans would have plenty of reasons to be thrilled if it were to happen, for obvious reasons.

Philadelphia fans remember all too well just how difficult it was to see Girardi lead the Yankees to a World Series win over the Phillies back in 2009, but all would obviously be forgiven if he were to come on board to do the same with this current Philadelphia squad.

No one needs to explain to Phillies fans just how disappointing this past season was for Philadelphia after the team went from high World Series expectations to finishing fourth in the NL East race.

It was one thing for Philadelphia to fall behind the Atlanta Braves in the division standings since the team was defending champions for a reasons, but no one expected the Phillies to finish behind the Washington Nationals and New York Mets as well.

Adding Bryce Harper to the mix last offseason was supposed to be the missing piece to Philadelphia finally making a World Series run, and while Kapler doesn’t deserve all of the blame for 2019, his questionable decisions at times certainly played a major role in the outcome.

Similar to his tenure in New York, Philadelphia’s current roster would certainly give Girardi plenty to work with to help the Phillies bounce back strong in 2020 to live up to the World Series hype, unlike this past season.

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Nothing is set in stone at the moment, but with Girardi’s second meeting with the Phillies taking place Monday, this seems like a great sign for all parties involved.