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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gabe Kapler’s only season as a manager gave hints for how he will lead Phillies

Here’s a very good read about Kapler.

Or the minor-league style just did not suit him. Kapler would bring his own organic eggs and organic peanut butter and organic whatever on the road with him. It was difficult to trust the options at rest stops and budget hotels across the South Atlantic League.

“He was so into health,” Still said. “He’s addicted to ice cream. So he would sit there and lick ice cream but have a cup and spit it into it. He would lick it just for the taste but didn’t want to eat it. I told him, ‘Dude, that’s like Unabomber type stuff.’ That’s a thing he did.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM | 34 comment(s)
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Friday, November 03, 2017

Inside Baseball | Critics Divided On All-Or-Nothing Kapler Hire By Phillies

If you like rumor and innuendo, here’s an article for you.

Kapler may turn out to be ahead of his time, and a great hire — he has some very great strengths. But it wasn’t a small number of people he had trouble with during his time in L.A. Some see Philly as a team that is also thinking outside the box in making the surprise hire. Others wonder if the Phillies simply have a tin ear.

They took a month to make the hire, stepping outside their rep as a conservative organization. They view Kapler as the right guy for their team, a bright and charming young guy (he’s 42) who fits their very young roster and is a potential home run. They also did extensive interviews to ferret out the stories going around L.A. They felt comfortable he was the right guy among a very eclectic final three that also included Triple-A manager Dusty Wathan and just-fired veteran Red Sox manager John Farrell, who were much safer though less exciting picks. Phillies GM Matt Klentak declined comment ahead of their press conference Thursday, and owing to organizational public relations wishes, Kapler also declined comment.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 03, 2017 at 06:53 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Phillies name Gabe Kapler manager | MLB.com

Kapler was named the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday afternoon, after returning to Philadelphia on Friday for a second round of interviews. He impressed, cementing his status at the time as the favorite for the job. Triple-A Lehigh Valley manager Dusty Wathan and former Red Sox manager John Farrell also had second interviews late last week. An introductory news conference will be held later this week, following the conclusion of the World Series.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 30, 2017 at 06:15 PM | 14 comment(s)
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