Phillies to announce the hiring of Andy MacPhail at 2:30 today


Ryne Sandberg bowed out Friday and today the next move in the reshaping of the Phillies future goes down:

This has been a long-anticipated move, in which the man who built the 1980s-early 90s Twins, helped improve the Cubs and then set the Orioles on the road back to respectability will come in to be the Phillies’ next president. As previously discussed, it is expected that MacPhail will take over for Pat Gillick, who will fill an emeritus-type role for the remainder of the season. It is also expected that Ruben Amaro will be assessed between now and October, with many suspecting that he will eventually be replaced.

Jim Sailisbury of has a story this morning about all of the changes facing the Phillies in what shapes up to be their most important week as a franchise in many, many years.