On Friday, San Francisco Giants has declared their initial important signing of the offseason. They are rewarding the manager Gabe Kapler with a two-year expansion. SF Giants took this decision after he directed San Francisco to a franchise-record 107 wins in 2021.
Through the 2024 season, the new deal extends Kapler’s contract with SF Giants. But still, the terms of the contract and rules are not revealed. In November 2019, he was assigned to a three-year contract with Giants. At that time the SF Giants appointed him as the 39th manager in the team history.
An extension for Kapler had been predicted from the beginning of this year because he would have been arriving the last year of his agreement in 2022. His record is 136-86 (613) since joining the Giants. Also, he finished his journey with the best record in baseball the past season. And he also deposed the 106-win Dodgers to earn their early National League West designation since 2012.
Hence, the president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi told that “Anytime you have a season like we did, winning 100-plus games, getting to the playoffs and building a lot of positive momentum and your manager is going into the last year of his deal, it’s really a high priority to get that taken care of,” the president also added to his statement, “I know that there’s been a lot of conversation about what we have to do roster-wise, but this was really at the top of our list. I’m thrilled we were able to get it done in such short order.”
Here you will also get to know about Gabe Kapler’s declaration on this topic.
What is the reaction of Gabe Kapler on this two years extension reward from the San Francisco Giants?
On this issue, Kapler said that “I love working with the people in San Francisco. In particular, I love working with our staff and our front office. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with everyone across the organization. I feel like I’ve really enjoyed getting to know our fanbase and feel like San Francisco is home now. This feels like an endorsement of what I already felt, which is that I belong here.
I feel like I was allowed to show our organization and some people in the city and in the Bay that I can do a really good job in this role, I don’t take that opportunity lightly. Taking it a step further, I think we’re always earning our opportunities. I think that’s just going to be fluid. It’s a work in progress. I think every day I take that responsibility of sort of leading the club in the dugout very seriously.”
Here it is clear that he is quite determined to take all responsibilities. Also, He is being loved by all.
Kapler is 46 years old and he is perceived as the front-runner to gain the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s NL Manager of the Year Award for 2021. Scott Harris, the general manager of SF Giants also told that he thinks Kapler will be the next manager of the year.