With the Cleveland Indians now eliminated from playoff contention, the Phillies are reportedly turning their attention to one of their coaches.   Pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who has served in that role under manager Terry Francona since 2013, was said to be a hot managerial candidate heading into this offseason.  It appears the Phillies have taken notice.


Soon after, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Phillies will indeed interivew Calalway:
October 12, 2017
Phillies fans, meanwhile, have commented on our social media frequently that they are hoping for an experienced managerial candidate.  The Phillies seemed poised to go with a first-time manager.

As a player, Callaway played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Texas Rangers, and the Anaheim Angels, before spending a few seasons playing in Korea and Japan.  Callaway began coaching in the Indians farm system in 2010 and moved up the levels before being named pitching coach for the 2013 season.