San Francisco Giants need to give Gabe Kapler a second chance

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 31: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the crowd as Gabe Kapler #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies applauds him prior to the game at Citizens Bank Park on July 31, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Phillies 5-1. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 31: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the crowd as Gabe Kapler #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies applauds him prior to the game at Citizens Bank Park on July 31, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Phillies 5-1. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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The San Francisco Giants are going to interview Gabe Kapler for the managerial vacancy, so here’s why they need to give him a chance.

The Philadelphia Phillies just fired Gabe Kapler, as they needed a new voice who would get them to the promised land, but Kapler has a chance of slipping right into the San Francisco Giants job.

Giants President of Baseball Operations, Farhan Zaidi, has previous ties with the ex-Phillies skipper. Both Zaidi and Kapler were together with the Dodgers and according to Jon Heyman, Farhan loved him. Kapler was the Director of Player Development from 2014-2017.

Some Giants fans may say he didn’t work in Philly so he won’t work in the Bay Area but I believe he will improve with a second chance.

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As the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, he did not meet expectations as he missed the postseason in both of his two seasons at the helm including 2019 when he had the luxury of a lineup containing Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, and Rhys Hoskins.

You can’t put all the blame on him though because Andrew McCutchen and pretty much their entire bullpen was injured, along with GM Matt Klentak not providing him with a good rotation past Aaron Nola.

A recent example of a manager succeeding in his second chance is the current Astros manager. A.J. Hinch struggled in his first managerial job with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and now he is on the verge of winning his second World Series title in three seasons.

The San Francisco Giants are probably not going to contend next season, as Madison Bumgarner is not likely to return so it could give Kapler a year to settle in and really get a grasp of the organization.

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I think Kapler would be a good fit if he is looking for someone to lead a younger group than in 2019 and a person who is sort of going to be an extension of himself in the dugout.