Odds Of Asdrubal Cabrera Trade Increasing

12:18pm: The Mariners are a sleeper team in the Cabrera market, Olney tweets.

11:23am: There’s a growing confidence that Cabrera will be traded today, ESPN’s Buster Olney tweets.

8:18am: Rosenthal tweets that the Jays, however, aren’t expected to add a hitter. Their talks with Cabrera were earlier this week.

7:43am: The Nationals, Blue Jays and two other clubs have been in contact with the Indians about switch-hitting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Despite the apparent interest, Cabrera isn’t a lock to be traded, they add.

Cabrera was linked to the Nats last night, and Morosi noted yesterday that the Jays and Giants had checked in as well. The Indians were said to be ready to move Cabrera¬†and Justin Masterson as of yesterday afternoon, and they’ve since dealt Masterson to the Cardinals.

The 28-year-old Cabrera is hitting .246/.305/.386 with nine homers and seven steals on the season. While defensive metrics have never liked his glovework at shortstop, his bat is above average for the position, and some clubs could look at him as an option for second base, where he played a good amount earlier in his career.


18 Responses to Odds Of Asdrubal Cabrera Trade Increasing Leave a Reply

  1. BrettLawriesnewesttattoo 11 months ago

    this is the Indians just trying to drum up a market, i can’t see the Jays acquiring Cabrera now with Lawrie on the cusp of coming back and Valencia in the fold. the Jays can put Lawrie at 2nd and platoon Tolleson/Francisco at 3rd and then platoon Lind/Valencia at DH/1B. that would be more productive than Asdrubal Cabrera.

  2. Petcopadre 11 months ago

    Defensive metrics never liked Cabrera’s glove? I remember watching some highlights of Cabrera and thinking, “man, this guy has a great glove.”

    • Richard Hood 11 months ago

      He has a flashy glove not a great glove. Cabrera will make plays that make your mouth drop then sail a throw on a routine play on the next one. Very frustrating player defensively.

  3. max 11 months ago

    I don’t know why the Jays would have any use for him since they just acquired Danny Valencia and Lawrie should be back in a couple weeks. Wouldn’t mind him in Washington though. Defense isn’t as good as Espi, but Cabrera would bring so much better production then the combo of Walters/Frandsen/Espinosa will though.

  4. mlbaustin 11 months ago

    Would make sense for so many teams. I’d be down for him to play second for the A’s.

    • Ace2095 11 months ago

      Do they have the prospects to get it done?

      • mlbaustin 11 months ago

        What sort of return do the Indians expect to get for him?

        • Ace2095 11 months ago

          Not sure, But I have to assume that other teams could offer more then Oakland could now that they traded Milone.

          • mlbaustin 11 months ago

            Being a rental having a down year, I bet it wouldn’t even take a good prospect to get him.

        • tribetime1948 11 months ago

          Drew pomeranz

          • mlbaustin 11 months ago

            If that’s what it’s going to take to get him, I’d rather stick with out .190 hitter Sogard.

  5. Frank 11 months ago

    three team trade, jays get hammel, A’s get cabrera and cleveland gets prospects
    would love that

    • mlbaustin 11 months ago

      So would I

    • No.

      Jays have never had any interest in Hammel. His time in the AL is done – it was done last year, and arguably the year before. Hammel is simply not an upgrade over any current Jays SP, and is worth giving up 0 assets for.

    • sportsnut969 11 months ago

      In that 3 team trade the indians get Renato Nunez & Sean Nolan

  6. Thelowdown 11 months ago

    Boy, it sure would be nice if the Mets acquired a real SS…

    • Bob Bunker 11 months ago

      Look at his defensive numbers and then decide if he really is a SS.

      • Thelowdown 11 months ago

        Tejada really isn’t any better with the glove, and has NO bat to speak of.

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