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Phillies Fire Gabe Kapler After Two Seasons as Manager

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Published on October 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:14s

Phillies Fire Gabe Kapler After Two Seasons as Manager

Phillies Fire Gabe Kapler After Two Seasons as Manager .

The Philadelphia Phillies failed to reach the playoffs under Kapler.

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Several years ago, I promised our loyal fans that I would do everything in my power to bring a world championship team to our city.

, John Middleton, Phillies owner, via statement.

I will never waver from that commitment.

... I have decided that some changes are necessary to achieve our ultimate objective.

, John Middleton, via statement.

The Phillies finished with an 81-81 record in 2019.

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It was only a one-game improvement on their 2018 record of 80-82, .

Despite the additions of Bryce Harper, J.T.

Realmuto and Jean Segura.

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We came into 2019 with very high hopes.

We fell short of those, and that responsibility lies with me.

, Gabe Kapler, via statement.

The next Phillies manager will inherit a team of talented, dedicated and committed players.

, Gabe Kapler, via statement.

Buck Showalter, Joe Maddon and Joe Girardi have been rumored to be potential replacements for Kapler, according to ESPN.

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