Report: Phillies Likely to Name Gabe Kapler Next Manager
The Phillies could be closing in on naming their next manager.
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Phillies will name Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler their next manager, replacing Pete Mackanin, who was let go in late September:
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.
It is believed that if Kapler gets the job, he would have edged out Dusty Wathan, 44, who has been managing at various levels of the Phillies' minor league system since 2008 and he spent the 2017 season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley with many of the teams current big league players.
Former Red Sox manager John Farrell was also a candidate for the job along with Mariners third base coach Manny Acta, Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond, Giants third base coach Phil Nevin, and Phillies third base coach Juan Samuel are some of the other candidates.