Report: Anonymous Phillies Player Says Team Needs Gabe Kapler “To Get Out of the Way”

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I, like many, have wondered how Gabe Kapler’s unorthodox managerial style and early blunders were being received inside of the Phillies’ clubhouse. Certainly, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Nola, and Hoby Milner have each had reason to be less than pleased with their manager after only five games.

And now there’s this:

Not great, friends. Not great.

Kevin likened this report to the Jim Schwartz taking over NovaCare story at the start of the Eagles’ season. He could be right, or the quote could be an accurate representation of the players’ views on Kapler.

(Kinkead: I believe the players more than the cross-section of hypocritical and myopic Philly sports fans, but anonymous quotes after five games are kind of sad.)

The Eagles, of course, got out to a hot start, took command of the NFC, and made a historic run to a championship as underdogs after losing their MVP candidate quarterback. It was easy for that story to die. If the Phillies continue their early season slide, I’m not sure this will be the last shot a player takes at Kapler.

 

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9 Comments

  • Colin Cowherd April 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    You simpleton and unsophisticated Philadelphia fans can’t appreciate the genius of Gabe Kapler

    Reply
    • Globe troller April 5, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Signed,

      Chip Kelly

      Reply
  • steve jeltz fan club April 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    dude should put his name behind it

    Reply
  • Huge Fan Of Kevin Kinkerkaid April 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    That’s exactly what Kinker is thinking about Kyle

    Get out of the way, t-shirt boy.

    Reply
  • Reality Check April 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Talk about using the wrong Eagles analogy. This is nothing like the “Schwartz really runs things, not Pedersen” story. But it’s exactly like re-living the Eagles’ players not buying into Chip Kelly’s attempt to reinvent the game while treating his players like children at a military academy. There too, the grumblings started out quietly but pretty much grew into an open mutiny. RIP Gabe.

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    • Idiots April 5, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      5 games in. This fan base is embarrassing to be apart of. Boo the manager but not the players who, you know, play the game.

      Reply
      • Al moronganti April 5, 2018 at 3:07 pm

        Huh?

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      • DSD April 5, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        They are booing Kapler because they think he is holding the players back.

        Reply
      • Cunning Runt April 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

        Can you post 10 more messages about how embarrassing the fan base is.
        Obviously you haven’t figured out that philly fans don’t care what asswipes like you think
        so you keep posting this same lame comment in an attempt to provoke philly fans.

        Its clear that your a vikings fan and are still butthurt over that beating your unprepared team took
        in the NFC championship game.

        Reply

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