The San Francisco Giants have found their man to replace Bruce Bochy after Bochy was the teams manager from 2007-2019. Gabe Kapler, will join the Giants on a 3 year deal after spending the last 2 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler was fired after not reaching the playoffs while with the Phillies but has an overall record as a manager of 161-163. Kapler was with now Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi while they were both in the Dodgers Organization. He was the Director of Player Development from 2014-2016 and was involved with a couple scandals while with the organization.
Kapler played in the majors for 14 years for the Red Sox, Rangers, Rays, (with Evan Longoria) Rockies, Tigers and Brewers. The 44 year old was first drafted by the Tigers in the 57th round of the 1995 June Amateur Draft and also played in Japan for the Yomiuri Giants in 2005 and helped coach the Israeli national team in 2013. Kapler played outfield in his career and collected 82 homers and drove in 386 RBIs while hitting .268 for a career that spanned 1998-2010.