Phillies reportedly name Matt Klentak as new general manager

Baseball Countless Phillies fans on Saturday are asking the same question: Who is Matt Klentak?That comes following a report that the Phillies have named Klentak as their new general manager. Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo broke the story, citing various sources. MORE: Who's the next Dodgers manager? | Top 25 free agentsFor the record, Klentak spent the past three seasons as assistant general manager for the Angels. He began his career in Major League Baseball in 2003, working in baseball operations with the Rockies. He later spent four years in 's Labor Relations Department, before joining the Orioles as director of baseball operations in 2008. A 2002 Dartmouth College graduate, Klentak's degree in economics which, along with his work in labor relations and operations, gives him several valuable skills in today's baseball world.The Phillies fired former GM Ruben Amaro Jr. in September after seven seasons. Philadelphia finished with an -worst record of 63-99.Klentak was reportedly one of three finalists for the open positi夜网论坛on, along with Athletics assistant general manager Dan Kantrovitz and Rays vice president Chaim Bloom.Despite Klentak's credentials, he's an unknown to many Phillies fans.@nickcafardo @KevinCooney But who is Matt Klentak?— Steve (@SA_1953) October 24, 2015[......]

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Yasiel Puig makes ridiculous throw after missing catch at the wall

Baseball null 夜网论坛 null Most baseball fans know Yasiel Puig has a strong arm. But throwing a guy out at third base with a short-hop bomb from the right-center gap is amazing.The Dodgers' right fielder was unable to catch Trevor Story's fifth-inning shot that caromed off the right field wall just above the 375-foot sign at Coors Field. Puig retrieved the ball just in front of the warning track and rifled a perfect throw to get Story at third. MORE: Yasiel Puig's career in photos | White Sox turn crazy triple playThe throw was right on target and Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was able to scoop the ball off a short hop right in front of the bag to tag out a diving Story.  I have no words, Yasiel. pic.twitter.com/wBVZzFXgzi— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) April 23, 2016The air at Coors Field may be thin, but a throw from right-center to third is impressive in any park. The Dodgers held a 5-4 advantage over the Rockies heading into the seventh inning.[......]

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