San Francisco Giants president Farhan Zaidi has a plethora of important decisions that he needs to make this offseason. Top of the list will be finding a replacement for the now-retired manager Bruce Bochy.
While many names have already been floated around, Zaidi seems intent on giving former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler a chance to interview.
Kapler and Zaidi worked closely together when they were with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He even gave Kapler a raving recommendation that helped him land the Phillies managerial position in the first place. Now that Kapler is no longer a member of the Phillies organization, there is a very real possibility that Zaidi brings him in to usher in a new era of Giants baseball.
In two seasons with the Phillies, Kapler went 161-163 and twice experienced September breakdowns that led the team to miss the postseason. Even though he was given the keys to what many considered to be the best team in the NL East, Kapler struggled to get his team going through all of the injuries, and had a tough time managing his pitching staff the right way.
Even with this knowledge, it's possible that Kapler still has Zaidi's full support, which gives him a leg up on the competition. Regardless, the quest to find a new manager has only just begun.