Baseball fans outside of Los Angeles like to claim how much they dislike the Dodgers, but here is the truth. “They hate us, because they ain’t us — so they try to be us.” The Giants continue to try and pick apart the Dodgers organization for their vital organs. Last off-season, it was Farhan Zaidi who left. This off-season, it can literally be anyone.
As mentioned last month, the San Francisco Giants held interest in Dodgers bench coach and former MLB manager Bob Geren and now they appear to have interest in another former Dodgers organization member: Gabe Kapler. According to Craig Mish, the San Francisco Giants have asked Gabe Kapler back for a second interview.
Source : Former Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler is receiving a 2nd interview with the SF Giants for their open Managerial position. I believe it is today.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) October 28, 2019
Kapler was the farm director with the Dodgers for three seasons before he took the managerial job with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Kapler was recently fired by the Phillies after a disappointing season with Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto in tow. Philadelphia decided to go in a different direction with former Yankees manager Joe Girardi now taking the reins.
The Giants have been looking to take from the Dodgers organization more often recently, and rightfully so. Not only are the employees of the Dodgers some of the more qualified men and women around the sport, almost all of them have had personal contact with Farhan Zaidi.
That team from the bay is trying to get back into contention. While they are still a long way off from it, Zaidi at the helm of San Francisco only means success is in store for the club — maybe with Kapler in the dugout.
The situation up north will continue to be monitored.