I’d give Klentak another shot. The Athletic article paints a more negative view of Kapler IMO and I tend to think Klentak was backing his guy. When that guy fails I think he gets one do over to find the right guy. The primary reason the season fell apart was the pitching and most of that was caused by the pitching coach change and the miss use, or not really understanding the proper use of analytics. The need a better understanding to implement it better.
This part sold me on keeping Klentak if he cans Kapler.
“But team officials, according to sources, feared they would lose a competitive advantage if they let Young even interview. Kapler advocated for Young. A front office that had urged Kapler to keep Kranitz on his initial staff capitulated when faced with the possibility of losing Young. They fired Kranitz on Nov. 14, 2018.”