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Postby bogie » Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:55 pm

I'm just touching base to see if anyone is holding out hope on this guy. You know the story -- had him in 2003, loved his potential and drafted him after all the big dogs were gone. Wrong....

Wanted to see if owners have been able to trade him or have just cut him outright. If so, did he remain a free agent? Or, are you holding out?

Personally I'm ready to hit the eject botton.
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Postby johnwesleyharding » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:02 pm

Just like Vidro, I am going to wait it out on Cabrera... Granted Vidro is on a different level, but he went through a season long slump until a couple weeks ago. I am going to chalk it up to being part of a pathetic lineup then his ability level... Have to believe both are going to improve... right?
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Postby Phenomenon » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:06 pm

Holding on to Cabrera is very risky, but holding on to Vidro could be gold, if he is indeed headed for the Yankees before the end of the trade deadline.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:21 pm

The question is, what's the alternative? I believe that Cabrera will be a pretty subpar SS for the second half, simply because Rs and RBIs will be depressed due to that crappy offense. But are you going to find someone much better? Probably not.
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Postby BronsonPinchot » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:32 pm

I'd also rather have Vidro than Cabrera.
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Postby BillyMafia » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:54 pm

I have started Cabrera every game this year. My other option is C Guzman who hasn't played poorly but I keep holding hope for Orlando. I'm 9-3 so he hasn't killed me.
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Postby thehat » Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:10 pm

Vidro is having a huge June, so that wait was worthwhile. As for Cabrera, he's spending a lot of time on my bench, but I won't cut him. And for the Guzman owner, your best move is to start Guzman right now and only spot OCab vs. lefties.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:40 pm

Phenomenon wrote:Holding on to Cabrera is very risky, but holding on to Vidro could be gold, if he is indeed headed for the Yankees before the end of the trade deadline.

Very doubtful that Vidro is going anyplace now that they have restructured his contract.
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Postby Y2J » Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:32 pm

i also am a disappointed cabrera owner.. I drafted him, expecting big things. Lately I have been benching him in favor of berroa who had a recent hot streak, but both play in decrepid offenses and I cant expect too much out of either..
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:14 pm

I suffered through Vidro's slump and have been rewarded lately, because he's hitting again. Cabrera's main value this season looks like steals. He had 2 more today, so he's up to 11 now. I think he will improve, though. Like someone said above, it depends on who's available. I'm curious to see how they do in their next trip to Puerto Rico (right before the All-Star Break). Maybe the warm weather will heat up those bats.
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