Gabe Kapler's Philadelphia Phillie

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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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

sam fuld?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:38 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

Mordy, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:14 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Since the Phillies don’t play the Mets 162 times per season, Maikel Franco’s performance landed him back in Triple-A.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 August 2019 15:13 (one year ago) link

He had a great first 6 weeks fwiw.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 5 August 2019 15:46 (one year ago) link

BREAKING: A source says Charlie Manuel has replaced John Mallee as #Phillies hitting coach.

— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 13, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:18 (one year ago) link

not quite as old as the Mets' pitching coach

Arrieta may be done for the year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:44 (one year ago) link

David Robertson also gone for the year

bye bye

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 August 2019 16:38 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

gabe out

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:32 (eleven months ago) link

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:59 (eleven months ago) link

Late to this, but in his next job Gabe Kapler will have learned not to sign a bunch of free agents who get hurt.

— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) October 11, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 October 2019 02:23 (eleven months ago) link

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