Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kapler to be named Phillies manager as per reports

Multiple reporters, starting with Jon Heyman, posted online Sunday night that the Phillies are close to announcing they'll hire Gabe Kapler as their next manager.

Earlier Sunday, I wrote about how I thought the right choice was Dusty Wathan.  The long-time Phils minor league manager may have been passed over for the skipper role, but perhaps there's still hope for him to join the big league coaching staff.

Kapler is currently employed as the LA Dodgers' director of player development. He was among the final candidates to manage the Dodgers prior to the team hiring Dave Roberts prior to the 2016 season. Kapler played as an outfielder in the big leagues with six team including the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

The move possibly won't be announced until after the World Series, which involves the Dodgers, is over.


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