PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gabe Kapler oozes with confidence and conviction.
The new 42-year-old Phillies manager joined Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show in-studio for the first time on Thursday morning.
When asked about the timeline of success and expectations, Kapler says he expects to win right away.
“We’re going to create a winning environment in the clubhouse, one that is fertile for growth and one that is fertile for development. And we’re gonna kick some a**.”
Kapler spoke highly of Rhys Hoskins, who burst onto the scene last season as a rookie.
And as for keeping Odubel Herrera engaged, Kapler says he will call Herrera out — or any player for that matter — who isn’t giving 100-percent.