Though the team's 64-95 record shows they still have much work ahead to return to the winning ways fans grew accustomed to at Citizen's Bank Park, there were also signs of improvement in Philly this season.
So who should be tabbed the next skipper responsible for leading the Phillies back to the top of the National League East standings?
ESPN.com's Bradford Doolittle and Jerry Crasnick weigh in.
Who are the best fits?
Crasnick: The Phillies are well into their rebuilding phase and looking for someone who can grow with the team as it takes the final steps toward contending status.
If they want a fresh face with the potential to be the "next Joe Maddon,'' here are three interesting names: Former Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez, who's a special assistant with the Dodgers (Ibanez was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Rays' job in 2014); MLB Network analyst and University of Pennsylvania grad Mark DeRosa; and Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina, who previously worked on Mike Scioscia's staff in Anaheim when Matt Klentak, Philadelphia's general manager, was part of the Angels' front office.