Hey everyone, been awhile.
Decided to chime in on this. My personal choice would be Dave Martinez, for the exact reasons Kyle and others have mentioned previously. Spending all those years learning as a bench coach under Joe Maddon (who should have been hired by the Blue last off season) gives him the edge over Kapler, IMO (who has basically managed just one season in the minors and hasn't spent any time in a ML dugout as a coach). The fact that he has been in the dugout for that time frame over Kapler might also create less of a possible issue in the clubhouse that the FO is/would be hiring a "talking head" for them making most of the decisions on the field.
That said, I would not be shocked to see Kapler get the gig. I think the "old school" candidates would be on the bottom of the list for this FO, except for perhaps Roenicke, (who I hope could stay on the staff). I wouldn't mind Kapler being in the dugout as a coach, however.