July 16, 2024

Former Philadelphia Phillies Manager Takes Front Office Job With

A former manager of the Philadelphia Phillies has joined the Miami Marlins as assistant general manager, adding to their front office.

So far this offseason, the only team to really make a big splash with a free agent signing is the Philadelphia Phillies.

With the Winter Meetings starting on December 3, things should heat up quickly. As the baseball community convenes in one location, more free agent agreements and trade talks ought to be completed.

Even though there hasn’t been much news regarding players as of yet, MLB teams are still reorganizing their front offices and managerial positions.

The Miami Marlins, their division rivals, are no different.

They fired general manager Kim Ng, who had served in that capacity for three years, earlier in the offseason because they could not agree on how the department would be organized.

After 15 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Peter Bendix was persuaded to leave the team and join the Marlins as president of baseball operations.

Bendix, like any new executive, began to identify a few people he wanted in his front office.

They have appointed former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler to the position of assistant general manager, according to Craig Mish of Miami Herald Sports.

It has been reported that Kapler is seeking a fresh challenge in an MLB front office. He was a candidate for the position of Head of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox. Sources claim that Kapler and the Marlins have an agreement in place, even though it is not yet official,” he continued on social media.

The former Philadelphia captain has experience in the front office.

He was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ director of player development beginning in November 2014 until taking over the Phillies in 2018.

Having been a big league player, manager, and front office employee before, Kapler will bring a wealth of experience to this position.

 

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