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.