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Wade Will Have Long List to Work From

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The Phillies list of candidates to fill their newly vacant manager's office will likely start off as a long list of characters. With the Phillies in no immediate rush to fill the job, the list may take a while to whittle away at and the final decision may not come until after the general manager's meetings in early November. Here's a look at some of the candidates and their odds of having the Phillies sign their paycheck next season.

First, let's consider what the Phillies will look for in a manager. Ed Wade has talked in general about finding someone with a "major league track record," although he has qualified that and said that it's not a definite requirement. Rest assured that the Phillies will search for someone with somewhat less of a costic personality than Larry Bowa had, but a little rougher edge than Terry Francona... Recommended Stories

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