The Philadelphia Phillies are over 10 games back of the New York Mets in the National League East as May draws to a close. Despite the fact that they have lost 10 of their last 14 games. Phillies manager Joe Girardi isn’t concerned that this rough start might cost him his job.
Sunday night, the Phillies squandered a ninth-inning lead and lost 5-4 to the Mets, New York’s ninth win in 12 games against their divisional rival. Girardi, who is in the last year of his three-year deal with Philly, said the loss was “extremely frustrating” but stopped short of admitting his job might be in trouble.
“I don’t worry about my job or making money online paypal,” Girardi said. “I’ve never worried about my job. I don’t worry about my job. I’ve got to do my job. It’s the business of being a manager. I don’t worry about it.”
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says he isn't worrying about his job status:
"I don't worry about my job. I've got to do my job. It's the business of being a manager. I don't worry about it." pic.twitter.com/dfxpCoA31N
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 30, 2022
Still, there are concerns as the Phillies garner the fourth-biggest payroll in the Major Leagues but currently sit at 21-27 on the season. With a roster full of talented players and high-priced free agent signings, there’s little room for error, especially when the team came into the season with high expectations.
Girardi may be kidding himself if he’s not concerned about his job status. It remains to be seen if this will be his final season with the franchise, and whether or not it ends sooner than expected, but in the meantime, there were lots of reactions from the MLB world and Phillies fans regarding what needs to be done.
The Phillies are 10.5 games out of first place on Memorial Day.
It's beyond time to fire Joe Girardi. There is simply no more time to waste on this dud.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) May 30, 2022
Joe Girardi absolutely cannot be the manager at 4:05 tomorrow afternoon
— Ethan Witte (@ethan_witte) May 29, 2022
Joe Girardi has to be fired by Monday right? #Phillies
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) May 29, 2022
Wow, tomorrow looks like a beautiful day to fire Joe Girardi pic.twitter.com/nCnRm97U0Q
— Life of a Philly Fan (@PhillyFanLife) May 29, 2022
it’s a good week to finally FIRE JOE GIRARDI if the phillies want to win.
— Matt (@matttadelphia) May 29, 2022
Uh the Phillies .447 winning percentage isn't much better than the Orioles .408
That's… not ideal and it's really hard to see how Joe Girardi is still in a job because the roster has a few million reasons why it should be better than the Orioles
— Chuck Booth ✊🏾 (@ChuckBoothSport) May 30, 2022