REPORT: Phillies Closing in on Hiring Impressive New Manager

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While everyone takes a day-long breather after Game 5, the 28 MLB teams who aren't playing are still quietly taking care of business behind the scenes. 

After Dave Martinez headed to the Nationals' managerial vacancy earlier Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies were left alongside the Yankees as the only teams still looking for a man at the helm.

And, well, it looks like the Phillies may have found their man in Gabe Kapler. 

The announcement won't come until later this week, partly because Kapler is currently trying to win a World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers' head of player development. 

Kapler batted .268 with 82 homers and 386 RBI over 12 seasons with six teams between 1998-2010. He had no previous ties to the Phillies, and many thought they would tag their Triple-A manager, Dusty Wathan, for the job. 

While this hire may be a head-scratcher to some, a point of emphasis is that Kapler is a big analytics man and that is an area where the Phillies have stressed importance. 

He's a young, well-hyped managerial stud who's been buzzed about for years now, and we're excited to see where he takes this developing Phillies ball club, with more talent in the pipeline.