Maunel reflects on Phils' lost season

charlie manuel philadelphia phillies 2012 mlb season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel says he saw problems all over the field during last season's tumble.
The Phillies fell to 81-81 after winning five straight NL East titles. Manuel says the Phillies had trouble with simple fundamentals.

View Current MLB Odds

At the baseball winter meetings on Wednesday, he pointed out several types of mistakes his team made on the bases. He said the Phillies didn't always realize when to advance, or properly read balls hit into the gaps and corners, or understand how to take a good lead off second base with two outs.

``After you watch it for a while, I question our knowledge of the game, like if we actually knew how to play the game right,'' Manuel said.
Manuel said the Phillies' top priority this offseason is getting a center fielder.

Bet on MLB Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitterand Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail McCutchen-Kershaw battle wraps up weekend The wait is over, Pittsburgh fans. Andrew McCutchen has officially rediscovered his MVP form.
Thumbnail Giants' Cueto goes for greatness vs. Phils A rare Madison Bumgarner misstep ended up costing the Giants last night’s contest vs. the Phillies. Can the hosts recover in time for this afternoon’s...
Thumbnail Cards task Garcia with saving series in Seattle While the Cardinals still have interleague action with which to contend in the week ahead, at least they’re on the verge of completing a disastrous...
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Angels Pick The Los Angeles Angels hope to avoid being swept at home by the Oakland Athletics when they meet today at 3:35PM ET.
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Rangers Pick Who will take the rubber match between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox when they meet up today at 3:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Headlines

More inMLB News  

MLB Team Pages