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Giants: How the Gabe Kapler hire impacts five key people

Nick San Miguel
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 10: Gabe Kapler #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 10, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 10: Gabe Kapler #22 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 10, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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The San Francisco Giants have a new manager. What does the Gabe Kapler hire mean for some of the organization’s most prominent figures?

When the San Francisco Giants hired Gabe Kapler to replace longtime manager Bruce Bochy, it was a decision that rankled the feathers of fans for a multitude of reasons.

That negative perception will follow Kapler into his first season with the team, and the only way for him to start changing minds will be for the team to start winning.

For now, let’s take a look at what his hiring means for these five key members of the organization:

  • Team president Farhan Zaidi
  • General manager Scott Harris
  • Catcher Buster Posey
  • Shortstop Brandon Crawford
  • Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski

This collection of people represents a mix of the old guard and the new wave, including new the team’s newly minted general manager and a standout rookie from the 2019 season.

Let’s get started.

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