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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Brewers sign OF Gabe Kapler

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The Milwaukee Brewers signed outfielder Gabe Kapler to a one-year contract Thursday.

The 32-year-old Kapler will resume his playing career after spending the 2007 season as the manager of the Greenville Drive, the Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Kapler owns a .270 career batting average with 64 home runs and 302 runs batted in during 850 career major league games with stints in Detroit (1998-99), Texas (2000-02), Colorado (2002-03) and Boston (2003-06).

“Gabe brings versatility and athleticism to the outfield position,” said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. “He has always been a great teammate and possesses the determination to bounce back and become a valuable player to our club.”

Repoz Posted: December 20, 2007 at 10:54 PM | 28 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. aleskel Posted: December 20, 2007 at 10:59 PM (#2651108)
mazel tov!
   2. Stan Papi Posted: December 20, 2007 at 11:04 PM (#2651117)
oy voids!
   3. JJ1986 Posted: December 20, 2007 at 11:06 PM (#2651121)
A major league contract?
   4. MSI Posted: December 20, 2007 at 11:11 PM (#2651125)
Whither the Dontrelle WIllis thread?
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: December 20, 2007 at 11:11 PM (#2651126)
Next, they put the finishing touches on the revamped bullpen by signing Gabe White and Gabe Molina, and replace Tony Graffanino with this guy. With the zombie corpse of Gabe Paul hired as new team president, the pieces are all falling into place.
   6. franoscar Posted: December 20, 2007 at 11:19 PM (#2651140)
Hi MSI,
I was wondering that too. But it would be a rehash of the comments on the trade, mostly. And you know, the Tigers aren't a very newsworthy team, it isn't like they are an AL Heavyweight like the Brewers.
Fran
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: December 21, 2007 at 12:27 AM (#2651207)
"Dog bites man"
"Sun to rise in east"
"Melvin signs ex-Ranger"
   8. Amit Posted: December 21, 2007 at 01:32 AM (#2651238)
He's got a little extra spring in his step after not being named in the Mitchell report.
   9. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: December 21, 2007 at 01:41 AM (#2651247)
Somewhere Bruce Bochte smiles.
   10. Frisco Cali Posted: December 21, 2007 at 01:47 AM (#2651249)
What? Why?
   11. _ Posted: December 21, 2007 at 02:01 AM (#2651257)
Bruce Bochte took 1983 off and came back in 1984.
   12. Chase Insteadman Wannabe Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:32 AM (#2651421)
Somewhere an Arizona Diamondbacks scout is talking about how horrible Kapler's swing is.
   13. AJMcCringleberry Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:39 AM (#2651424)
Next, they put the finishing touches on the revamped bullpen by signing Gabe White and Gabe Molina, and replace Tony Graffanino with this guy. With the zombie corpse of Gabe Paul hired as new team president, the pieces are all falling into place.

Gabe Kaplan could be their announcer.
   14. Miguel Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:55 AM (#2651428)
Just what the Brewers need! A fourth outfielder!
   15. JoeHova Posted: December 21, 2007 at 04:14 PM (#2651551)
If this is plan B, plan A better pan out.
   16. AROM Posted: December 21, 2007 at 04:19 PM (#2651558)
So will the Brewers play a Gabe every day in left field next year?
   17. chris p Posted: December 21, 2007 at 04:22 PM (#2651566)
first they sign eric gagne and now gabe kapler. i love it!
   18. Gonfalon B. Posted: December 21, 2007 at 04:26 PM (#2651569)
Just as a precaution, the Brewers should also sign last week's Drayton McLane "we-we-we had absolutely no idea!" Tejada quote.
   19. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 21, 2007 at 04:37 PM (#2651577)
Remember his shoe commercials for being minor league player of the year? Good times.
   20. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: December 21, 2007 at 07:24 PM (#2651712)
I don't dislike the Brewers, but can I call him "Crapler"? Please?

Selfishly, the funniest Kapler "moment" is that time someone linked to a beefcake picture of him, which I clicked on. It filled up my monitor with man-meat, and right then my Supervisor gazed at my monitor. I had lots of 'splaining to do.

In his actual career, the craziest thing ever is that time he hit the home run and tore a hammy going around the bases. That was him, right?
   21. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: December 21, 2007 at 07:42 PM (#2651727)
Wow, he really was an awesome prospect once. I had no idea how good he was in the minors.

I don't dislike the Brewers, but can I call him "Crapler"? Please?


That's certainly what I called him every time he flied weakly to left.

In his actual career, the craziest thing ever is that time he hit the home run and tore a hammy going around the bases. That was him, right?


Yeah, although he actually snapped his Achilles tendon, which is a little crazier than tearing a hammy. It's a pretty horrible injury. The tendon is under a lot of tension, so one end of it usually winds up around the knee/calf area.
   22. SouthSideRyan Posted: December 21, 2007 at 07:49 PM (#2651730)
I thought it was somebody else's HR that he tore it on. I may be rememberring wrong.

The best Gabe Kapler thing I ever saw was Gabe Kapler Fails
   23. chris p Posted: December 21, 2007 at 07:52 PM (#2651732)
I thought it was somebody else's HR that he tore it on. I may be rememberring wrong.

you remember correctly.
   24. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:06 PM (#2651737)
I prefer "Krapler" to "Crapler".
   25. chris p Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:17 PM (#2651747)
wow. he sucked!
   26. The Essex Snead Posted: December 21, 2007 at 08:26 PM (#2651752)
Godspeed to the only MLB player to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and hit like Willie Mays Hays.

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