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Sabermetrics in the booth

Those tuning in to Fox Sports 1 last Saturday night were treated to something a little different.  Fox decided to run an “alternative broadcast” featuring former Mets sideline reporter Kevin Burkhardt leading Rob Neyer, Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and San Diego Padres manager Bud Black in a sabermetrics-filled broadcast. While it did have its hiccoughs early on, the broadcast...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with Allen Craig? Gabe Kapler dissects

Allen Craig isn’t putting together the type of season that many Cardinals fans hoped for following last season. Nearly automatic with runners in scoring position last season, Craig was also one of the most consistent hitters in general for the Cardinals. We’ve seen nearly the polar opposite this season. Here’s a look at Craig’s 2013 numbers vs. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kapler: ‘I would be playing Oscar daily’

Gabe Kapler can remember a young Dustin Pedroia, who in 2006 was just a small second baseman trying to make it in the Major Leagues. Pedroia tallied 98 plate appearances in his rookie season on his way to a .191 batting average with just two home runs and seven RBIs. He entered the 2007 season, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Gabe Kapler swing takes the cake

Gabe Kapler had some mighty cuts in his major-league career. Still, it is questionable whether he made better contact than when he blasted this cake. Check it out. 
Via Fox Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabe Kapler: Coconut oil is the world’s greatest lube

Former MLB outfielder Gabe Kapler is a fitness freak. He was one of the most chiseled players in the league during his 12 seasons as a pro, and Kapler now runs a lifestyle and fitness blog that gives readers pointers on how to stay healthy and fit. He also throws in a few bonuses that […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gabe Kapler ‘Totally Surprised’ by Red Sox’ Success, Says Ben Cherington ‘Hit a Home Run With Every Move’

Former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler is just like everyone else. Kapler dropped by WEEI’s Mut & Merloni on Thursday, and he made it clear that he did not see the Red Sox’ success coming. Boston picked up its 97th win of the season Friday, and Kapler thinks that the Red Sox’ amazing turnaround is shocking, even in comparison to the Athletics’ impressive run. “I’m...
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 249: Gabe Kapler on Advanced Stats from the Player`s Perspective by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam interview former big-league outfielder Gabe Kapler about his respect for sabermetrics and the purpose advanced stats can serve for players.
Via Baseball Prospectus
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

LINK: Gabe Kapler on the Information Gap

Gabe Kapler wrote a fascinating piece for WEEI today, in which he discusses the problems that will arise from the different ways players evaluate themselves versus how they’re evaluated by front offices. An excerpt: Times have changed, but substantially less among players. While progressive front offices have altered the way they evaluate us, we have lagged far behind in the...
Via Fangraphs
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Gabe Kapler Suggests That Hockey-Style Fights Are ‘Efficient Way to Settle a Baseball Beef’

Gabe Kapler played the game with plenty of grit during his 12-year major league career. It’s not all that surprising that he’d like to see baseball take a grittier approach to fighting. Kapler wrote a guest column for in the wake of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl. In his column, Kapler makes it clear that he isn’t a fan of how “fights” are carried out in...
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Gabe Kapler Stops By NESN Booth

This post is more for the ladies of Red Sox Nation who are in love with former Boston Red Sox OF Gabe Kapler. Guys might have been interested had he talked some baseball and not been promoting his latest venture while talking with NESN's Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And...
Via Sox and Dawgs
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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