Phillies manager Pete Mackanin’s contract lasts through the 2017 season, but there is a team option that the Phillies can pick up. What must he do to get that option picked up, or to earn another extension?
If you would go around asking Phillies fans about how they think manager Pete Mackanin has done during his tenure as the team’s manager, you would likely find that many people are pleased with the job he’s done so far. But does he deserve to stay after 2017?
The only questions surrounding Mackanin are whether or not he will be here when the team is ready to compete annually again and how long should he be here for.
There’s no question that the 2017 season will be telling for the Mackanin and the team’s future. Here are three things he needs to do in order to have his option picked up for the 2018 season.