Monday, November 3, 2008

Gillick to remain with Phillies

So much for wondering what Pat Gillick will do next.


Pat Gillick, who recently fulfilled his three-year contract as General Manager of the Phillies, will remain with the club in an advisory capacity, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. announced today.

Gillick, 71, joined the Phillies as GM on November 2, 2005, and helped the franchise win back-to-back National League East Division titles and the 2008 World Championship. In his new role, Gillick will advise Amaro and team President David Montgomery on various baseball matters, including amateur scouting, player development and the major league club.

“I am very happy that Pat has opted to stay on board with us,” said Amaro. “His knowledge of the game is invaluable and his innumerable resources will be a tremendous asset to any team’s Baseball Operations department.”

Prior to joining the Phillies, Gillick served as General Manager of the Blue Jays, Orioles and Mariners. He guided Toronto to back-to-back World Championships (1992-93). Gillick also worked for the Astros and Yankees in scouting and player development.

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