AL Central Notes: Cabrera, Floyd, Royals

The Indians made a trade today, acquiring 2011 International League MVP Russ Canzler from the Rays. It wouldn't be surprising to see Cleveland add another hitter before Opening Day, but their division rivals appear to have completed most of their offseason shopping at this point. Here's the latest from the AL Central…


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31 Comments on "AL Central Notes: Cabrera, Floyd, Royals"


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tycobb
3 years 5 months ago

I`d think about putting Cabbie in right, Maggs played there for years. Without any range, speed or an arm.

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Evan
3 years 5 months ago

you would

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gladdyontherise
3 years 5 months ago

Playing right field (especially at Comerica) is much tougher than playing left field.

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tycobb
3 years 5 months ago

I disagree the sun sets in the left fielders eyes, tough on a summers night!

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gladdyontherise
3 years 5 months ago

You can disagree all you want. It still doesn’t change the fact right field is generally a tougher position to play.

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FunkyTime
3 years 5 months ago

Especially at Comerica?  Comerica has one of the biggest LFs in the league.  It’s bigger than RF.

And given that Cabrera’s range is the main factor and not his arm strength, RF seems to be the better fit.

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Ibone
3 years 5 months ago

Maggs had a better arm than people gave him credit for.  But you’re 100% right tycobb on the no range or speed!

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3 years 5 months ago

The possibility of playing him there is “out of left field”

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Victor Kipp
3 years 5 months ago

How bout this….. They shouldn’t have paid a DH $200 mil for 9 years to play first base when the first baseman they have is a better hitter, also locked up in a long term deal and cannot play other position. Honestly, they should just DH Feilder now. I mean why suffer defensively just because you over paid. No one else was even going to come close to this deal. This will be the worst signing ever 2 years into it.

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

How about letting them play even just 1 game together before declaring it the worst signing ever, no?

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3 years 5 months ago

$200 mill when noone else was close to offering 6 yrs- reminiscent of when Borass hoodwinked Tom Hicks. This will likely hamstring the Tigers franchise as soon as 2015

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FunkyTime
3 years 5 months ago

Yeah, I’m sure in 2 years the Tigers will be kicking themselves about still having the best 1-2 punch in the league.

Guest
3 years 5 months ago

The team with three DH……..gotta love their bats (Prince,Vmart, and Miggy) but where do you put them besides 1st and DH? I mean if someone can’t handle 3rd how are they going to handle left?

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ImperialStout
3 years 5 months ago

Good thing nobody has to worry about that until Spring 2013.

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

The silver lining in Vmart being injured is they have all of 2012 to figure that out. Besides, there is no guarantee Vmart will even be ready for spring training in 2013 after having microfracture AND ACL surgery.

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gladdyontherise
3 years 5 months ago

Delmon Young is a left fielder…………

I think Miggy could handle it.