End nearing, Gillick readies to move on
GM has brought Philadelphia success, but will not return in '09
MILWAUKEE -- For the fourth time in his storied career, Phillies general manager Pat Gillick says he's riding off into the sunset at the conclusion of the postseason. And what a way to go out. If indeed he is going out.His Phils are getting set to play their seventh National League Championship Series -- and fourth against the Dodgers -- beginning on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. It's the farthest the Phillies have gone in his three-year tenure, and since 1993, when Gillick was general manager of the Blue Jays, the team that defeated the Phils that year to win the World Series.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.