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Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:12 pm

12:08pm: Yahoo's Tim Brown says it's a done deal, with the Twins sending Tyler Ladenorf to Oakland for Cabrera.

Cabrera, 34, is hitting .280/.318/.365 on the season in 448 plate appearances. He has $1.75MM remaining on his contract, once you factor in a $250K bonus for being dealt. Though he profiles as a Type A free agent after the season, Cabrera's agent wisely negotiated a clause disallowing his club to offer arbitration. So, no draft picks for the team for the loss and no impediment to signing Cabrera from the player's point of view.
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby converge241 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:19 pm

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Twins have acquired Orlando Cabrera from the A's for 21-year-old shorstop Tyler Ladendorf.

Ladendorf has a .322/.403/.496 batting line, four home runs and 21 RBI and three stolen bases in 121 at-bats this season at the Single-A level. He may not be in striking distance of a major league job for two or three years, but is young and cheap -- just how Oakland GM Billy Beane likes 'em. On the other end of the deal, Cabrera finally gives Minnesota a reliable shortstop, both at the plate and in the field. They're making a run for the AL Central.
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:22 pm

More high-pick 2008 draft goodies for the A's. Yum yum. B-)

O-Cab allegedly likes the bay area, so it's not impossible that he'll come back in '10 meaning this Ladendorf guy is a freebie. ;-D
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby horatio » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:44 pm

The Excremento River Cats are gonna be awesome!!
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 pm

I seriously love this trade.

Why are the Twins giving up on this guy after twelve months and 262 at-bats? :-S
Apparently Sickels thinks Ladensdorf is an exciting toolshed. :-L


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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby mweir145 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:01 pm

Isn't Cabrera a Type A free agent?
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:02 pm

mweir145 wrote:Isn't Cabrera a Type A free agent?


Not allowed to offer him arbitration if he's a type A (which he qualifies for at present).
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby fbc_fan » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:51 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I seriously love this trade.

Why are the Twins giving up on this guy after twelve months and 262 at-bats? :-S
Apparently Sickels thinks Ladensdorf is an exciting toolshed. :-L


Bill Smith = FAIL (IMO)

looks like a tidy haul for the a's. do you suppose this says anything about the signing probability considering they just reloaded with a young ss prospect?
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Re: Orlando Cabrera is a Twin

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:55 pm

fbc_fan wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:I seriously love this trade.

Why are the Twins giving up on this guy after twelve months and 262 at-bats? :-S
Apparently Sickels thinks Ladensdorf is an exciting toolshed. :-L


Bill Smith = FAIL (IMO)

looks like a tidy haul for the a's. do you suppose this says anything about the signing probability considering they just reloaded with a young ss prospect?


Nah Green or Ladensdorf will just move to 2B/3B.
Having fielding positions concreted in hasn't worried us in the past. :-b
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