In case there was any doubt Orlando Cabrera will not re-sign with the White Sox this winter, he made all kinds of critical comments about his teammates on the radio recently. The Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley is opinionated in the piece, basically saying Cabrera has no right to question his teammates’ attitude.
Cabrera, 34 in November, once again hits free agency at an excellent time. The market for shortstops is thin. Cabrera’s hitting .283/.336/.369 in 702 plate appearances. Defensively, the Fielding Bible’s plus/minus system says he’s made two more plays than the average shortstop this year. That’s about middle of the pack. Cabrera is earning $9MM this year.