The Philadelphia Phillies have rewarded the front office after a big 2022 season, announcing extensions through 2025 for general manager Sam Fuld and more Monday.
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The Phillies have extended the contracts of Vice President and General Manager Sam Fuld and Assistant General Managers Ned Rice and Jorge Velandia, Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today. Each extension will go through the 2025 season.
The Phillies reached the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and went on a surprising run to the World Series before falling to the Houston Astros in six games.
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski received his own three-year extension in November, keeping him under contract through 2027.
Dombrowski joined the organization in December 2020 and promoted Fuld to general manager, and they've helped turn around a club that had gone nine years without a winning record.
After going 82-80 in 2021, the Phillies improved to 87-75 with a wild-card berth in 2022. They replaced manager Joe Girardi after two months last season with Rob Thomson, who led them to playoff series wins over the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres.
The organization has also been aggressive in free agency and on the trade market. High-priced additions J.T. Realmuto, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos all played significant roles in the World Series run.
Ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline, Philadelphia acquired David Robertson, Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Marsh.
The strategy has continued this offseason as the Phillies signed shortstop Trea Turner to an 11-year, $300 million deal. They also added pitcher Taijuan Walker to a four-year, $72 million contract.
The deals and on-field success earned Fuld and assistant general managers Ned Rice and Jorge Velandia new contracts with the organization.