4 Coaches Phillies Could Lose to Giants, Gabe Kapler
While the Phillies coaching staff is currently complete, some coaches could soon choose to leave and re-join Gabe Kapler in San Francisco.
While the Philadelphia Phillies have their major league coaching staff filled out for now, they could soon lose some members to the staff of the San Francisco Giants and former manager Gabe Kapler.
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury recently speculated the potential shift among Phillies coaches on the most recent edition of At the Yard podcast, saying, “You just have to wonder, with Gabe Kapler getting named Giants manager last week, if possibly a holdover from the staff who may have been hired by Gabe, might move to San Francisco with him.”
Salisbury writes of four potential coaching departures, all of whom have something in common: Kapler awarded them their first-ever major league coaching position on the Phillies staff. While not a guarantee that Phillies coaches could leave for San Francisco, Salisbury still thinks that it is still a “possibility.”
Losing some coaches might not necessarily be a bad thing for the Phillies and new manager Joe Girardi.
“All are under contract with the Phillies for 2020 but the club might let one or two of them go so Girardi could have more say in building his coaching staff,” Salisbury writes. “Girardi oversaw the hiring of pitching coach Bryan Price and, obviously, has much say on the hitting coach hire, [Joe Dillon].”
Click through to see four potential coaches the Phillies could potentially lose to Kapler and the Giants.