Gillick won't remain Philly GM after next year
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies general manager Pat Gillick doesn't plan to remain with the team after his three-year contract expires following next season.
"This is it for me," Gillick said in the Philadelphia Daily News. "I'll fulfill my contract. It's time to think about doing some other things in life."
The longtime baseball man will be 71 by the time his contract is up. He wasn't immediately available to reporters before the Phillies played Atlanta.
Gillick's situation could affect manager Charlie Manuel, who is in the final season of his contract. Manuel has done an outstanding job keeping an injury-depleted team in the playoff race.
The Phillies were tied with San Diego for the NL wild-card lead and trailed the East-leading Mets by two games.
Manuel insists he's not concerned about his job status, and he won't talk about a contract extension until after the season.