Nationals Interested In Orlando Cabrera

The Nationals have interest in free agent Orlando Cabrera, reports MLB.com's Bill Ladson. They view him as a possible second baseman if they're unable to land the other Orlando, as in Orlando Hudson.

We really haven't heard too much about the 35-year-old Cabrera at all this offseason. He hit .281/.316/.389 last year for the A's and Twins, though his defense at short was among the worst in the game according to UZR. Considering the deals that players like Alex Gonzalez and Jerry Hairston Jr. have gotten this winter, Cabrera seems to be in line to pull down about $3MM in 2010.


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13 Comments on "Nationals Interested In Orlando Cabrera"


epicphalanx
5 years 7 months ago

This has gotta be Rizzo just trying to squeeze O-Hud, because I don’t think anyone would project Cabrera to have a better season than either Desmond or Guzman, the Nats who he would take playing time from.

CrustyJuggler
5 years 7 months ago

How could you go from the contending Dodgers to the perennial last place Nats? I wouldn’t want to go there either if I was Hudson. Well unless they were offering like a 3-year deal.

HalfSt
5 years 7 months ago

The Nationals have played for 4 seasons, and yes, they did finish last 3 times (once with a .500 record). That is not enough of a sample to proclaim them a perennial last place team.

Why would he want to leave the Dodgers? Perhaps because they replaced him with a 2nd baseman from the Nats last summer.

Jay212033
5 years 7 months ago

The Nationals are building a very good team!

rockiesmagicnumber
5 years 7 months ago

Yes! Please keep him away from Colorado

5 years 7 months ago

Nice sarcasm there, Jay

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

The big club? It sucks still but they are trying to build that farm up.

5 years 7 months ago

You’re right but they better keep working at it. Keith Law ranked the farm system 27th best, and instead of signing guys like Pudge, Marquis, or O-Dog/Cabrera, they need to focus on trading away Willingham and Dunn for some prospects.

jcrabtree7
5 years 7 months ago

I’ve always like Cabrera. It’s strange how every year it seems like he struggles to find a team up until the last minute. I still can’t believe his defense fell off so sharply last year, but the guy can still hit. I don’t think he fits in with the Nat’s, but it would be interesting to see him come full circle after starting with the Expos.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 7 months ago

I wonder which has played a larger role in the decrease in pay that veteran stars have seen in the last 2 years? A bad economy or the dedication to new metrics like UZR and OBP? haha.

Some where Orlando Cabrera is screaming “¿Por qué Bill James? ¿Por qué foresake mí?”

dire straits
5 years 7 months ago

Online translators are hardly ever accurate.

robbf
5 years 7 months ago

Cabrera’s hummingbird ass can’t back up his alligator mouth! How much is a bad attitude and no defense with a light bat worth?

coltholt
5 years 7 months ago

If I am Walt Jocketty, I am first in line to pay Cabrera $3M to start at SS on opening day.