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Gabe Kapler, Fox Sports One: Red Sox have to consider trading Lester 7-10-14

Jul 10, 2014|

Gabe Kapler of Fox Sports One and KapLifestyle.com talks about the benefits of coconut oil, the release of A.J. Pierzynski, and the Red Sox continued struggles.

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Dividends Christian Fauria eluded you lose on vacation per day or -- -- your -- and Red Sox win last night you heard big news before the game AJ Pierzynski. Let's go to catchers brought in this off season. Joining us right now to talk about all sorts of Red Sox related matters you know and as a former Red Sox player of fan favorite Christian I know him as the king of coconut oil. From fox sports one it's Gabe Kaplan gave us. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Good recruiter with governor goes beyond what you expect if I hope you know how much Christian has done to advance the coconut oil phenomenon here in Massachusetts. I'm tired of -- recruited the rumor out with the UN on Amanda it was difficult for -- to find enough to challenge future you know. You can stroll into Trader Joe's or the whole foods I'm not sure why you're going store to store looking for the enough night of hard. Find none though went to Trader Joe's -- three different Trader Joe's an and the third one I wanted to I say I don't I've been to two different Trader Joe's. He's a I think what's going I think there's been a run on coconut oil that's no lie. That is the God's honest truth after our show laughter you can rely on two weeks. And and -- not play at Ohio and I didn't have a whole foods near me so why finally went to one -- had a there. The other two on -- I love it you've restored it and cleaned out coconut oil involved in. Based on the WEI -- your love. Right and for your connection to cap lifestyle for people who don't know the back story you wrote about the virtues of coconut oil not just in terms of how you can use it for health. To cook. Things of that nature but also its powers as a lubricant. And I liked the way you. -- fully intact Foley left that open ended for everybody else to figure out on their own game but. I'm looking at quite a few comments in quite a few all lot of web traffic about that on -- lifestyle vigna. But oh no question what do you do leave them -- lubricant all of our means to the consumer is that a slippery yes you might be good enough you know the door handle -- -- stops we can. You know you might be you might use them for traditional reason -- played the KY jelly and other blog I'll be open and honest and say it. But you don't -- -- people used household items for a number of different reasons but go check out dot -- account lifestyle dot com. -- a little bit more about the virtue Kokomo because it alters that it. A great product but you can not only used for cooking but also for myriad of different reasons. Well we didn't he coconut oil to -- AJ Pierzynski before he became a Boston Red Sox player and did you live up or maybe better said. Live down to the reputation that was already in place that we've heard I actually would just say whispers about we heard a lot about before he got here. Yes AJ and I were teammates way way back in the old Hawaiian winter we believe in 1997. And I got to know him well and you -- with individual. Big heart sweetheart of a guy I know how the propensity to welcome some folks the wrong way you know if if things are going well -- and I think. That's the most important to look at -- you were having his worst season ever offensively. You know waited runs created clock up 69 -- what I -- for. The fans out there that don't follow advanced -- is an all encompassing statistic offensively that measures offensive production. Against -- WY 69 -- essentially means that he was 31%. Worse than league average is part of this equation and it. Irresponsible not to eliminated that the Republican if you got it tough defender the -- could shut down the running game fairly big fan. Actually all of baseball the big fan and -- if you -- I can do behind the plate stopping the run into. So so gave what how do you think John Ferrell is doing as a whole as a manager immune. This is they're getting into a tough stressed that you were manager -- per year and you hated so much against you decide to come back and play. But how do you think he's handling it based on the way this that the role that this team is going down. Well let me clear that -- Brooklyn guy out who we love -- you don't -- I had. How my body felt fully healed and I'll be able to get back on the field the Major League play there at some point on -- back to managing my boys are up and out of the public think. I think are still doing a fine job look there's a lot of things have gone wrong so wrong for the ball to read but laughter you're sort of playing like superhero versions of themselves. A lot of them have sort of regret back to the media. And you have a group of guys is particularly in a lot of them are doing a very good job of scoring runs and their fans laughter. And the lack -- hasn't been a whole lot of dependability in the starting rotation the bullpen has been a pleasant surprise in a lot of different ways. But you know look -- -- Still can't walk into the -- bought them and hold about for these guys and until they are scoring runs like -- like we saw last year it could be a pretty tough. Tough road for them. -- gamblers read this from fox sports one and -- website cap lifestyle dot com former Red Sox player joining Christian -- -- -- WEI. -- you said that he was a harmless individual with a big heart from your days in the whole line laid out is that just because it was Hawaii in everybody's in a good mood all the time because there's always been coming out in the -- the hours and even a day yet in the hours since he's been let go. I'm sure your time in baseball you're seeing things like this happened work writers journalists talk show hosts here certain things about certain. Individuals a locker room when when they're eventually dealt away that's when it comes out but it. As some of the reviews of AJ within the locker room near Boston have not been positive and it's not just about his inability to frame a pitch it's. In his personality. In the locker room. Yet we ought to be careful -- particular guy on his way out right now I think it does it. That the common thread at the easiest thing to do and while I think there was certainly an element of course about chemistry and his ability to connect with his teammate. I think the bottom line here is that you do it didn't perform. And that's what Boston red dot. Front office members wanna hear the guy come in and performance at some point you have to say look we don't you just getting better and here's -- look I would AJ Pierzynski. The first being the guy is batting average on balls in play. Basically what's happening when you put the -- play and he was basically what you've been over the course of his career. When the ball in play so you can't make your assertion that he's going to get a whole lot better based on the fact that he's had bad luck because you. Quite frankly have not had bad luck in the defense would not act. Did a good it'd been over the course restricted this move. We're not about what -- they couldn't he brought to the red talk about through about performance and about being docked at. So what happens next for the Red Sox so good luck to kids five rookies played last night may have allowed rookies contributed to the win. Now is this a trend that we're -- -- sit back and hold on and just wait almost like we're watching a AAA Pawtucket you know team appear so. What do what do we look what -- we expect for the rest of the season. Well you should expect a very small chance the threat to our team turned around and end up in the play out the big. You come to terms with -- as quickly as possible when you find out how can you get better and neither are there pieces that you can move. I look at this is this going to be very unpopular bought them but I can get back at least consider if you can't get an extension that would laughter. In in looking at at what -- airport because it. There's no rule that suggest that you can't go reselling Jon Lester in the off season upon -- Lester. I -- Obama contending team for a couple of months I'm definitely gonna come back. And look. To potentially resigning but we -- happen in 2013 with Francisco Rodriguez you know obviously -- -- a great colder for the Milwaukee Brewers right now. He's with the brewers fired got treated to the ball memorial. And then after the -- went back and signed with his former club it does happen there's been a lot of instances. Over the course of history that suggests. That doesn't work and -- -- the -- if you wanna try to find a return for a guy like Jon Lester they're not be able to assign -- the danger is that you lose your draft pick. But at the high upside potential that you you -- that a couple of quality prospect going forward. -- -- here in 937 WEE -- Tim -- Christian -- -- off today you'll be back with us. Next week I want to follow up in the Lester appointee just made their game because my stance has always been and that if you don't. Have a -- you still have to go out and get an -- if he does get to the free agent market and a team like the Yankees. Over pays for -- Jon Lester because they can you're still left where you're overpaying for somebody who's just not quite as good. So I'm wondering. Did the Red Sox have to take on the role being fiscally responsible for the entire -- And try to drive down the price of starters in just sort of dare the other teams to take. Jon Lester or -- after all and does Jon Lester to feel the obligation of taking a shorter term deal for more money. Unless a paradigm shift the curse here within baseball the Red Sox might find themselves in a corner in the situation. Look you're -- much did the veteran pro to do is put our personal and much or shoot -- why would do on that cannot wait until you -- he beat me. His best season ever by all accounts lowest walk -- his career. Bet -- -- way of his career but he's leading independent pitching of his career which essentially remove defense from the equation but doesn't matter what happened. Behind in my defense but that is focused on how many home -- the guy give up how often he allowed a runner to reach base via the base on -- or they hit. Our -- course record -- hit by pitch. So you know the guys -- in that you hurt the typically. What what did you win a couple of months and got a -- deprive the there's no reason for -- -- time extension right now I think you know that I think the Red Sox know that. You know when you're thirty years old and you are absolutely dominating the way Jon Lester. Sort of makes sense you know -- to keep on bullets in the gun for now. Do you think that the Red Sox may have. Messed this up by not coming with more money earlier I gave in spring training. I think I think the Red Sox worked exceptionally Smart -- relate to how they evaluate players and what they think might happen going going forward they don't have a crystal ball. So while they believe may have been pumping the Jon Lester was going to be good maybe you didn't think he wouldn't be this good. Did a great job they -- in working with Dustin Pedroia signed him to a very club friendly. Contract. So -- they're going to help them huge hit the big home run and now -- to go on the way but in no matter what they do their homework and we have to give them. The respect and the admiration they deserve for putting in the hours that they put an end for making a lot of good decisions along the way make. There the deal with a lot handled daughters who was from my perspective one of the best made in the last five years. They -- what about John -- he's got. These next series making 500000 dollars. Up for the year and the word is all a lot of speculation going around that. Is -- gonna retire. Play Japan always just get -- -- you know played out would you think he should do what do you think the Red Sox should do with that costs because he's apiece playing well also this year. My my understanding yet he's got a great year my understanding in the Don MacKey did not -- Japan in the not too long he's under contract with them a Major League club which you which you will be. But I'll tell you that they need each dollar deal to John Lackey signed. And that the red -- you get -- look at you know if if you go to under the knife you're gonna be essentially not playing for a year so. If that happens we want that credit back in a bottle with a good deal for both side. Did Jon Lester some downside of protection and they gave the red thought the comfort to know that the guys in pitch for a year they would have to pay him on on the back end. And I think from my perspective you want -- that deal you know however you up on the ideal you wanted to get back on the field now like John and John -- you're going hungry anytime soon. On the 500000 dollars and probably irrelevant to him but it is certainly not as if he hadn't made a load of money in his career. And lastly did before -- ago or since I know you love your advanced metrics all right we had this discussion right before he came on with the way things have gone to the Red Sox people are now throwing the blame all over the place and rightfully so GM deserves some managers -- some and obviously the players deserve a lot. What kind of metric could we possibly look at two qualifier sorry quantify. What a manager has had in terms of an impact on a baseball team and how we use that to determine how good of a job John Ferrell is or is not doing. Good question I don't think we have one that is is useful enough where we can depend on yet. I think there's a lot of research being done. By the pocono I think and grout in baseball perspective -- They thought the bond dot com to get on -- about but I'm not sure we have the data where we can that we can lean on at this point because once we do. You're looking managers getting fired let -- -- In the -- and -- in a different doctor -- -- -- if if you have all of a sudden. Down like war that becomes super dependable but it it's around managers. And and the manager of -- -- team X amount of wins per year he just simply can't hold that position any longer yeah. Is gone and there's a manager war of any type out there already. Not that I know of no I mean I've I've actually looked specifically for that metric. Just from my own curiosity and and I think there's been a lot of work done on it but there are there there's a little bit of a consensus about who -- the good managers. And you're the former managers around the gimmick if it's more speculative. And I don't believe there's a metric yet that is all encompassing enough to depend on the when I find it out of your way. A game before you well hang up here wants to give people a quick plug for the website cap lifestyle dot com we can see you next on fox sports one. Jack shop wiped out dot com that is basically I do count 1000 researcher trying to prevent. Evidence based information in the digest the hole and entertaining format. Does yoga tie dyed by the get short cut and supplement that focused on natural whole foods and those compounds that could lift Christian and you know about these. Dead lift squat except the most importantly try to communicate what I've learned over the years I've started out of the pro athletes focus. On getting bigger stronger faster and since I've gotten older I've shifted my focus to helping loved it I just wanna make that information acceptable to everybody so. The top lifestyle dot com JP allies at the -- wiley dot com. David thanks a -- been -- talking me and it goes but are they scared -- that is a cap or former Red Sox player here and I -- seven WB I love how he directed that ready you. Christian you know about doubtless. 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