Gabe Kapler's Philadelphia Phillie

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lol this guy is great. go phils

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Sunday, 11 March 2018 00:07 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

love gabe but chill out dude

mookieproof, Saturday, 31 March 2018 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

keepin those arms fresh

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 31 March 2018 07:17 (one year ago) Permalink

one of the more brutal nights I can remember

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Sunday, 1 April 2018 02:47 (one year ago) Permalink

The #Phillies used 21 pitchers to pitch 28 innings in three games. Pedro Florimon was one of them.

— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) April 1, 2018

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 1 April 2018 04:06 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe it's one of these tactical innovations i keep hearing about

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 1 April 2018 10:51 (one year ago) Permalink

So this guy’s getting fired, isn’t he?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

THE Average Sports Fan:
What is your take on Kapler?

Jeff Sullivan:
From the beginning, it was understood that some people would love him and some people would hate him. Anyone who’s that polarizing will get buried at any and every opportunity

The challenge is and has always been maintaining the confidence in the clubhouse. Kapler doesn’t have to give a shit what anyone is writing. None of it matters. He just needs to make sure he has buy-in from the Phillies themselves. He’s going to make some unusual decisions. How many of them work out, we won’t know for months. I’m glad he’s getting this opportunity

There’s a real chance Kapler could be a failure. Just might not be cut out to be a leader. We don’t know that yet, and we can’t learn anything, really, from a shift that doesn’t work

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 April 2018 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

he briefly managed in the minors 10 years ago (before attempting a comeback!) and from what i understand the players *loved* him. obviously dealing with appy league kids is different and maybe kapler’s weirder now, but i kinda feel like if anyone can do this, he (or dave roberts) is the guy. also my philly relatives think the local media has it in for him, which helps bring out philly fans’ natural inclination to boo

but tbh maybe using your pitching staff like it’s the world series is just something that can’t be done over a six-month season

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 April 2018 21:37 (one year ago) Permalink

are the phillies really paying jake arrieta $25m a year to be pinch hit for, with no one on base, in the fourth inning

idk gabe

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 April 2018 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

i think they might have been limiting his innings, since he got a late start?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 9 April 2018 15:02 (one year ago) Permalink

that is possible and would make sense, but apparently he went out on deck and had a helmet on before being pinch hit for


mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2018 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

The Phillies optioned starter Zach Eflin following his start on Friday night and activated infielder J.P. Crawford from the disabled list. The way the Phillies schedule is structured, Eflin won't miss a start. Instead, he'll be recalled to take part in a doubleheader as the 26th man before returning to the minors to complete the mandatory 10-day assignment. In the interim, the Phillies will benefit from having a five-man bench from which to pull from during late-and-close spots.

Nonetheless, the move isn't zero-sum for Eflin: He'll lose out on nine days of service time and $20,000. Here's what his agent, Tom O'Connell, told The Athletic's Matt Gelb about the move:

"While this transaction on the surface seems purely administrative, it caught us by surprise and is tremendously disappointing. Major-league starters have a strict routine that they adhere to that allows them to be successful; this roster move affects that. While the club may feel that they are doing what's best for the organization, they also lose sight of the human element and how it will affect the player."

Really can't wait for the next CBA negotiations.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

btw i will be attending a Baseball Prospectus event before the game this Saturday that will include a session with assorted Phillies personnel, including analytics ppl.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

sam fuld?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

he's not on the list...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gabe is in though! Do you have any questions?

Surprise guest confirmed: Phillies manager Gabe Kapler will be joining us for Saturday's event at Citizens Bank Park!

Tickets are only on sale through tomorrow, but it may sell out before then. Don't wait. It's going to be an amazing day in Philadelphia.

— Baseball Prospectus (@baseballpro) August 14, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

too bad it's sat or maybe i'd go

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

creepiness we saw inside Citz Bank


— Jeffrey Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro) August 18, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 August 2018 14:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Was down to see the Phillies yesterday. Hope they make the playoffs--good young lineup, six or seven guys around 25. I notice they've been outscored by a run this year, so they've obviously been a little lucky.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 August 2018 13:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

After a series of troubling revelations about Kapler’s handling of assault allegations during his time in L.A., it’s time for the Phillies to separate from their manager, and for the Dodgers to take responsibility

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 19:32 (four months ago) Permalink

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