Five younger candidates for the Phillies manager job

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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 27: Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers spits during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 27: Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers spits during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – JULY 27: Anthony Ranaudo #45 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing #47 after hitting a one run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /

Joe McEwing

From here on, there aren’t any candidates on this list with major-league managing experience, but if we’re looking for young yet experienced manager candidates, they will be far and few between.

Joe McEwing’s name comes up quite often during manager searches. He was the White Sox third base coach for five seasons before becoming their bench coach this year. His name is connected to Philadelphia just a little more because he is from Bristol, Pa.

McEwing did manage for some of Chicago’s minor-league teams, which does make him more qualified for the position.

The 44-year-old McEwing played in the majors for nine years and played every single position except for catcher and pitcher. In 1999 he finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting with the Cardinals. If you believe in the mantra that the bench players make the best coaches, than McEwing is your guy.

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