San Francisco Giants Fire Manager Gabe Kapler After Disastrous Collapse
SAN FRANCISCO — In a shocking move, the San Francisco Giants have announced the firing of manager Gabe Kapler following a catastrophic collapse in September. This marks the second consecutive year that the Giants have failed to make it to the postseason.
A Decision Made by the Owners
The decision to let go of Kapler was made after careful consideration by the team’s owners. Giants president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi, stated, “After receiving approval from the owners, I personally met with Gabe today to deliver the news. Throughout his tenure as manager, Gabe led our team through the challenges of an unprecedented pandemic in 2020, achieving a franchise-record 107 wins and securing a postseason berth in 2021. I hold great respect for his dedication and efforts to improve the performance of the San Francisco Giants.”
A Devastating End to the Season
The Giants seemed to be in a promising position, holding the third and final Wild Card spot in the National League as they embarked on their final road trip of the season. However, their playoff dreams were shattered as they stumbled to a 2-8 record against the Rockies, D-backs, and Dodgers. Their road struggles continued, losing 28 of their last 34 games and finishing the month of September with a disappointing 8-17 record. To salvage their season, they would have needed to sweep the top-ranked Dodgers, a feat that proved insurmountable.