The Philadelphia Phillies are focused on Gabe Kapler in their managerial search, and barring something unforeseen, he will be the choice to be the next Phillies manager, sources tell FanRag Sports. A decision is thought to have been made Sunday, and an announcement could come as early as Monday, or perhaps right after the World Series, which will end Tuesday or Wednesday night. Kapler, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ director of player development, finished second to Dave Roberts for the Dodgers managerial job a couple years ago and has been interested in becoming a manager. Kapler was said to have had a terrific interview, and is said to have beaten out the Phillies’ Triple-A manager Dusty Wathan and ex-Red Sox manager John Farrell to win the big position. Kapler has a keen interest in sabermetrics and nutrition, and while running the Dodgers’ farm system upset a few players by going to all organic food.
Phillies to name Gabe Kapler as their new manager after World Series
Fanrag Sports | Oct 29