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The Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they had fired their manager, Gabe Kapler, after two seasons with the team, and that they were perhaps looking for an experienced replacement.
Buck Showalter and Mike Scioscia are two candidates to watch for the Phillies, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Joe Maddon would probably also have an interest if things did not work out for him with the Los Angeles Angels, but it looks like Maddon already has a handshake agreement in place.
Joe Maddon's first choice is to handle the #Angels, followed by the #Dodgers, but the #Phillies certainly spark his interest. Buck Showalter, who has already scheduled an interview with #Angels, also a strong candidate with Mike Scioscia
– Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 10, 2019
The Phillies have made a series of huge changes over the past season, the most notable of them being the signing of a $ 330 million contract spanning 13 years at Bryce Harper. They then struggled for most of the year and finished with a .500 record, and it was always believed that Kapler would not keep his position if there were no results. immediate.
Showalter has already admitted that he would like to be considered for another vacant position on a management team, and he would almost certainly be interested in the Phillies position. The last 63-year-old led with the Baltimore Orioles between 2010 and 2018.
Scioscia retired from last year after 19 seasons with the Angels and took its 2019 season. It could also have several opportunities now as the Phillies' post is open.