The San Francisco Giants have fired Manager Gabe Kapler, after a disastrous September collapse.
Kapler was hired by the Giants in 2020 and by 2021, he led the team to a 107 win season. The Giants were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division series that year.
In 2022, the Giants finished with a record of 81-81. This year the Giants are 78-81 with three games left to play.
The Giants have had a horrible second half of the season and in the month of September, they are 8-17. The horrible second half of the year and the mediocre record last season, cost Kabler his job.
Kapler was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies on October 30, 2017. He managed the team in 2018 and 2019. Kapler managed the Phillies to a 80-82 record in 2018 and 81-81 in 2019. He was fired after the 2019 season.
Kapler was not well liked by the Philadelphia fans. He was booed at the home opener before managing his first game with the Phillies and was unable to win over a portion of the fan base. His personality and managing tactics never fit with the city.
Kapler played in the MLB from 1998-2010. He played with the Tigers, Rangers, Rockies, Red Sox, Brewers and Rays. Kapler finished his career with 82 home runs, 386 RBIs and a .268 batting average.
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