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Thursday, March 14, 2019

This year, Gabe Kapler using his gut to set Phillies’ lineup — here’s what that means

TAMPA, Fla. — With the Phillies’ lineup as deep and as talented as it’s been in a decade, fans can’t get enough of lineup chatter.

Who should lead off?

Is the two-hole still reserved for the Phils’ best hitter, as Gabe Kapler laid it out in 2018?

Usually, when my gut does the thinking for me, it means that I either already am violently ill or that I’m going to be…

 

QLE Posted: March 14, 2019 at 06:08 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, guts, lineups, phillies

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Gabe Kapler is high on Seranthony Dominguez: ‘He has no ceiling’

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Seranthony Dominguez made his major league debut five weeks into the season last year and quickly became manager Gabe Kapler’s favorite bullpen weapon.

“When Seranthony is at his best, there may not be a better reliever in baseball,” Kapler said after Dominguez made his spring debut with three quick outs against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

“He has no ceiling. He can be as good as anyone in the league.”

What happens to his stuff when the rains come in?

 

QLE Posted: February 24, 2019 at 08:49 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, phillies, seranthony dominguez

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler gets into fiery exchange with WIP’s Angelo Cataldi over ‘disrespectful’ remarks

“Basically, Matt Klentak in the three years that he’s been here has put two people on the roster that are true building blocks … Rhys Hoskins and Aaron Nola,” Cataldi said, turning his criticism toward Kapler’s coaching.

“You’ve got Rhys Hoskins playing in left field when he has a terrible WAR (wins above replacement), should be at first base. You’re putting [Carlos Santana] who was originally a catcher as your third baseman, showing a complete contempt for defense,” Cataldi said. “When I write what I write, Gabe, it’s represented by hundreds of people who think the way I am. So you’re perception may be real positive about the team, but that doesn’t mean it’s reality. It’s only your perception.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 03, 2018 at 01:52 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, phillies

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Even Mr. Sunshine, Gabe Kapler, thinks the Phillies are playing ‘sh—-y’ baseball

Prolonged exposure to Philadelphia will break any man!

DENVER – General manager Matt Klentak collected his thoughts and said, “There’s no other way to say it, the last six weeks have been awful.”

And that was before the Phillies’ first eight hitters struck out Wednesday night, before the moribund team suffered its seventh straight defeat in an uncompetitive 14-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Even usually upbeat manager Gabe Kapler couldn’t come up with anything positive after the team’s latest embarrassing loss.

QLE Posted: September 27, 2018 at 06:28 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gabe kapler, philies, slump

 

 

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