Bob Brookover reports that former player Mickey Morandini may end up as a color analyst for the Phillies this season:
Shortly after the news broke that Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews were being relieved of their duties on the Phillies’ broadcast team, Morandini was contacted by Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to see whether he would be interested in the role of color analyst.
“I didn’t expect it and I wasn’t looking for it,” Morandini said. “I always thought Wheels and Sarge would be here forever. I never thought broadcasting would be an option because I know how loyal the Phillies are to their own. I love what I’m doing and I love being in player development, but there is something about being one of the voices for the Phillies that is very intriguing to me. I would love and enjoy being part of the Phillies family in that way. It’s too good of a dream job to pass up.”
Brookover adds that Ricky Bottalico, Kevin Stocker, and Mitch Williams have all been contacted about the job.