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.
Fans & Twitter react-
Philly is a Joe six-pack sorta town, so please welcome Gabe Kapler, the new Phillies manager, and his 8-10 pack pic.twitter.com/CNu7tiChPk— Dave Booooooooo!rown (@AnswerDave) October 30, 2017
@ForzaCorrado Lady Phillies fans when they look at Gabe Kapler’s google images pic.twitter.com/BVRuGIRI47— Jim Thomas (@Jt856) October 30, 2017
Gabe Kapler is going to be a fascinating hire for the Phillies. Really intriguing.— Olsh (@Mike_Olshin) October 30, 2017
Phillies 2018 - Our manager can kick the crap out of your manager.— Olsh (@Mike_Olshin) October 30, 2017
I'm aboard the Gabe Kapler wagon if that's what happens. He's into sports nutrition and sabermetrics 👍🏻— Sean (@phillyspectator) October 30, 2017
Gabe Kapler is a progressive thinker and progressive in politics. He also once retweeted a Source post about Big L. He's My Manager.— Timothy Malcolm (@timothymalcolm) October 30, 2017