New Phillies general manager Ned Rice is closely tied to old GM Matt Klentak

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies removed their general manager on Saturday but the change atop the front office should not be expected to be drastic as they simply replaced Matt Klentak with his trusted confidant.Ned Rice, Klentak’s first front-office hire five years ago, was elevated to interim general manager and could remain in that position through the 2021 season. Normally, an interim GM is a temporary position tasked with overseeing the front office until a permanent replacement is hired.This time, the Phillies seem prepared to stretch the definition of “interim.”Managing partner John Middlet…

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