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Postby Rummio » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:00 pm

All season I've been trying to fill my middle infielder position for my team. I have been the hot streak killer for many a shortstop this year (Everett, Clayton, Uribe, etc.). I grabbed Cabrera once I heard about the trade, and felt like a genius after his first at-bat. Now the Rays finally brought up Upton and I'm trying to decide who to grab between the two. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated
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Postby Area51's » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:10 pm

Two things tell point at Upton:
1. Cabrera won't run much at all anymore
2. I know its a small sample size, but that 0-5 was ugly.

They'll both hit at the bottom of the order, so.....
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:16 pm

Cabrera, you'll have to wait 15 games till Upton gets SS eligibility. Stupid Yahoo :-t
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Postby stumpak » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:22 pm

Cabrera is a decent big league hitter, Upton is a 19 year old kid. If you are talking for the rest of this season, you would have to be insane to take Upton over Cabrera. Do the names Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriquez mean anything to you? Two of the best pure hitters of our time and they did pretty much nothing their first call-ups as young shortstops when they were 19 and 20.
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Postby Y2J » Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:02 am

Mustangs989 wrote:Cabrera, you'll have to wait 15 games till Upton gets SS eligibility. Stupid Yahoo :-t


nope - he is SS and DH now! i dont know how, but I'll take it
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Postby mikcou » Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:30 am

ya for the rest of this year you would have take cabrera over upton for the rest of the season
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Postby hybrid » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:22 pm

stumpak wrote:Cabrera is a decent big league hitter, Upton is a 19 year old kid. If you are talking for the rest of this season, you would have to be insane to take Upton over Cabrera. Do the names Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriquez mean anything to you? Two of the best pure hitters of our time and they did pretty much nothing their first call-ups as young shortstops when they were 19 and 20.


Then again Sheffield never made much out of his talent till later in his career. Between his injuries and his down years, he only had 2 really good years before he was 30. But that is a good reason right there also not to be so big on Upton, anything could happen.

But getting back to the question, I'd have to say Cabrera. He is on a loaded offense now, where he should get some good pitches w/ Manny behind him. Upton is a big unknown right now and likely to struggle.
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