It's time that Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson start receiving some recognition for National League manager of the year honors, according to 94WIP's Joe Giglio.
The Phillies are red hot, winning 11 of their last 13 games and five straight, including a four-game sweep of the Nationals at home where Philadelphia set a franchise record with 14 home runs in a single series.
Thomson, as pointed out by Giglio, is now 38-19 as Phillies manager and the team's overall record is 60-48, which is good for sole possession of the second wildcard spot in the National League.
"I’m ready to make him the long-term manager," Giglio wrote. "Yes, that includes removing the interim tag from his current title and handing the 58-year-old a two-year deal ASAP. That’s how impressive this season's turnaround has been. Thomson has already earned the right to stay."
With the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets sitting at 75-33 and 70-39, respectively, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Mets manager Buck Showalter are the likely frontrunners to win the award. But Thomson deserves consideration, at the very least.