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Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby redwings » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:45 pm

Leyland announced after the game tonight, Guillen moves to third tomorrow and Cabrera moves to first. He said it's for the best of the team. The move is permanant, so don't be shocked when we see the lineup tomorrow.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:47 pm

Wow a move that actually makes sense.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:51 pm

Yoda wrote:Wow a move that actually makes sense.


Yeah, shocking in this day in age. :-b
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:53 pm

Carlos Guillen's keeper league value just skyrocketed.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby Field » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:57 pm

I wonder if MCab is happy with this move? I doubt it. We'll see how this develops if it is indeed true.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby duckbillgates » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:59 pm

From a fantasy perpective, I was kind of hoping this wouldn't happen for a few years, but at least Cabrera will keep one more year of 3B eligibility. And the 1B/3B flexibility is nice.

I wonder how the change will affect them both at the plate.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby pappymojo » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:04 pm

is there a source on this? huge for guillen to have 1B, SS, and 3B eligibility.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby redwings » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:09 pm

It was post game news conference, and those are the only words Leyland said. He wasn't gonna answer any questions on it, but didn't want everyone stunned tomorrow when they saw it. He called it a major announcement.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby thedude » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 pm

It has been obvious that this move would be necessary for some time. Good job by the tigers moving him before he became completely inept at third.
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Re: Cabrera moves to firstbase

Postby MTUCache » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:14 pm

MCab was definitely a liability at third, but I honestly don't know if Guillen's legs will hold up for a season at 3B... that was the reason behind his move to 1B in the first place.

Let's see... Inge no longer at 3B, and Sheff still on the shelf. Does this give us any insight into whether Granderson will be playing CF tomorrow? I can't imagine that Leyland would DH anyone besides Guillen or MCab at this point, unless he was taking Magglio out of RF and putting Thomas/Rayburn/Inge there.

Hmm... I guess we'll just have to wait and see. In any case, I don't think changing things up a bit is going to be a bad thing. If anything it will give the defense a nice boost, and the lineup will remain mostly unchanged.
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