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ASDRUBAL CABRERA RUMORS

Rays' Cabrera preparing to play shortstop or second base

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Offseason acquisition Asdrubal Cabrera is eager to help the Tampa Bay Rays anyway he can, whether it's at shortstop or second base. The two-time AL All-Star just hopes his new team doesn't decide it needs him to shuttle back and forth between both positions in search of a middle infield combination. ''I would love to stay at one position. I think it's hard...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Deeper Look at Cleveland’s Middle Infielders

In 2014, the Indians committed 116 errors and maintained a .981 fielding percentage, both good for last place in the entire league. Of those errors, Asdrubal Cabrera was guilty of committing 14 and lowered the team fielding percentage by contributing a terrible 963. Cabrera, to put it lightly, was terrible as a defensive shortstop, but did the Indians get better when he left? PlayerErrors...
Via Burning River Baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Point of Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrubal Cabrera‘s signing with the Rays. There was thought the free-agent middle infielder would get multiple years, given the number of teams looking for a shortstop or a second baseman, but by the reports, Cabrera is signing for one year and something in the vicinity of $8 million. Call it the A.J. Burnett contract, if […]
Via Fangraphs
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Heyman Mentions Pirates Among Teams With Interest in Asdrubal Cabrera

Last night on the MLB Network, Jon Heyman mentioned that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been talking to some teams very serious at this point. Among the teams he listed were the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also mentioned the Yankees, Giants, Blue Jays and Rays, and I’ve read from other sources that the Phillies, Royals and Twins have also expressed interest, so it’s a crowded market...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Howie Kendrick edition

Howie Kendrick With the Washington Nationals’ trade talks winding down, there is still talk to find the Nationals a second baseman that could potentially share the position with Danny Espinosa. There had been talk of Espinosa taking second for himself, but his batting average has been a concern for the past two seasons. Bringing in a fresh defensive player could give the Nationals...
Via isportsweb.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera, Sell at Deadline

Asdrubal Cabrera became the second Cleveland Indian moved before the MLB trading deadline on Thursday afternoon. Cleveland shipped their veteran shortstop off to the Washington Nationals in return for shortstop Zach Walters. Cabrera joins starting pitcher Justin Masterson in being shipped out of Cleveland prior to the deadline. Both Masterson and Cabrera have expiring contracts at...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cabrera for Walters....was it worth it?

Asdrubal Cabrera was a guy who everyone knew would be traded. His expiring deal and the Indians depth at shortstop made it pretty clear he would end the season with another team. Indians fans grew to dislike Asdrubal over the years. It got to the point where fans could not see the value in him despite what the numbers showed. Is Asdrubal a great player? No. He isn’t really a good...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians trade Cabrera to Nationals, receive shortstop Walters

The Cleveland Indians completed a trade with the Washington Nationals on Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline sending shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nationals in exchange for shortstop Zach Walters. The Indians also sent the Nationals cash in the deal and are paying the remaining portion of his salary this season. Cabrera, 28, was hitting .246 with 9 HR, 40 RBI and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Swinging for the Fences: Waiting to trade Cabrera

Last weekend may have been the most miserable winter weekend I've experienced in a while, but even while the polar vortex returns for a curtain call this week, I couldn't be more excited for baseball season. Here we are only a couple weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting and a successful weekend of Tribe Fest has helped melt the snow and the cold away as anticipation for the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera and problematic bouncebacks

After a 2013 Wild Card game performance in which Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and the single most deflating play of the season, a double play in the bottom of the 4th with the bases loaded, the phrase ‘bounce back’ was not an appropriate word for Cleveland audiences. However, as the Browns’ and Cavaliers’ seasons have progressed and impressed upon fans’...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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