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Sockinchisox
01-30-2010, 10:21 PM
http://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/8438885824

DirtySox
01-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Solid pickup. Go Reds!

sunofgold
01-30-2010, 11:30 PM
You have a chance. In dusty, we trusty.

VMSNS
01-30-2010, 11:52 PM
Nice pick-up for the Reds. Any ideas as to why Minnesota didn't resign him?

Beat the Cubs, please.

beasly213
01-30-2010, 11:54 PM
Nice pick-up for the Reds. Any ideas as to why Minnesota didn't resign him?

Beat the Cubs, please.


Because he's a jackass.

Boondock Saint
01-31-2010, 12:08 AM
Because he's a jackass.

Be careful what you say. He might call the mods and demand that they edit your post.

soltrain21
01-31-2010, 09:27 AM
Because he's a jackass.

This again? Really?

Brian26
01-31-2010, 09:52 AM
Montreal, Boston, Angels, Sox, Oakland, Twins, Reds. Not bad...seven teams in the past seven years.

Lundind1
01-31-2010, 11:08 AM
Montreal, Boston, Angels, Sox, Oakland, Twins, Reds. Not bad...seven teams in the past seven years.

He wants to break the record for most MLB teams played for in a career. Sounds like a solid nod for the hall of shame.

mzh
01-31-2010, 11:09 AM
Nice pick-up for the Reds. Any ideas as to why Minnesota didn't resign him?

Beat the Cubs, please.

They didn't want to spend too much money (as usual) and bought low on JJ Hardy instead

TDog
01-31-2010, 11:10 AM
Nice pick-up for the Reds. Any ideas as to why Minnesota didn't resign him?

Beat the Cubs, please.

There was no way he was going to sign with the Twins after the trade because they play in a cold-weather city and they were going to be an outdoor home team after 2009. Everyone pretty much knew that after the trade.

The deal Cabrera signed with the A's (essentially so the A's would have something to trade during the season) made it clear that he would be able to walk away from any team they A's sent him. And the Twins won't get any compensation for him.

DumpJerry
01-31-2010, 02:10 PM
There were seven Cabreras (http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=Cabrera) active in MLB in 2009. I added the first name to the thread title to clarify which one this is about.

soxinem1
01-31-2010, 02:58 PM
I like the path CIN is taking for the most part in building their team, but with Encarnacion, Cabrera, and Phillips, they have one of the worst defensive INF's in MLB.

DirtySox
01-31-2010, 03:06 PM
I like the path CIN is taking for the most part in building their team, but with Encarnacion, Cabrera, and Phillips, they have one of the worst defensive INF's in MLB.

EE isn't on the Reds anymore. He was traded with prospects for Rolen near the trade deadline.

It's Rolen, O-Cab, Phillips, Votto across the IF.

It will be interesting to see what they do with Alonso and the 1B situation.

Chez
01-31-2010, 04:37 PM
Be careful what you say. He might call the mods and demand that they edit your post.

Excellent!

SOXSINCE'70
01-31-2010, 05:09 PM
Be careful what you say. He might call the mods and demand that they edit your post.

Then he'll call the official scorer and have
that error he committed changed to a hit.:D:

doublem23
01-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Be careful what you say. He might call the mods and demand that they edit your post.

:rolling:

That is definitely going to be the POTW later tonight after dinner.

soltrain21
01-31-2010, 07:53 PM
Then he'll call the official scorer and have
that error he committed changed to a hit.:D:

I think that was the implied joke, yes.

veeter
01-31-2010, 09:51 PM
Solid pickup. Go Reds!Both the Reds and Pirates have made some surprising moves. The thorn in the cubs' side just got bigger.

LITTLE NELL
02-01-2010, 09:14 AM
Montreal, Boston, Angels, Sox, Oakland, Twins, Reds. Not bad...seven teams in the past seven years.

Its obvious that this guy wears out his welcome quite fast.
The big question is where will he be next.

fram40
02-01-2010, 03:11 PM
Montreal, Boston, Angels, Sox, Oakland, Twins, Reds. Not bad...seven teams in the past seven years.

5 post season appearances in the last six years. As much as I dislike the guy, he seems to help teams win divisions

Go Reds! I would love to see Dusty win that division

jabrch
02-01-2010, 03:55 PM
5 post season appearances in the last six years. As much as I dislike the guy, he seems to help teams win divisions

Go Reds! I would love to see Dusty win that division


Robert Horry has 7 NBA Championship Rings. I'll take Karl Malone with his 0 rings.

I don't believe that OC was a very big part of any of those teams making the post season.

DumpJerry
02-01-2010, 04:00 PM
I don't believe that OC was a very big part of any of those teams making the post season.
:scratch::?:He led the 2008 AL Central Champion White Sox in hits, was fourth on the team in runs scored, and second in doubles.

jabrch
02-01-2010, 04:18 PM
:scratch::?:He led the 2008 AL Central Champion White Sox in hits, was fourth on the team in runs scored, and second in doubles.


He played (at best) mediocre D, hit .281/.334/.371 in 162 games and was generally disliked by pretty much everyone - so much that nobody shed a tear when he was gone.

I don't believe he played a very big part. How many SS in the league would have been less productive than he was? And at 9mm? Not a big part in my mind.

doublem23
02-01-2010, 05:05 PM
He played (at best) mediocre D, hit .281/.334/.371 in 162 games and was generally disliked by pretty much everyone - so much that nobody shed a tear when he was gone.

I don't believe he played a very big part. How many SS in the league would have been less productive than he was? And at 9mm? Not a big part in my mind.

He was still out there everyday. Maybe Cabrera is replaceable (I agree with that), but he was still a huge part of the 2008 team.

Boondock Saint
02-01-2010, 05:17 PM
He was still out there everyday. Maybe Cabrera is replaceable (I agree with that), but he was still a huge part of the 2008 team.

I wouldn't say he was a huge part of the teams success. JD, Alexei and TCQ were the main reasons that team won the division.

doublem23
02-01-2010, 05:43 PM
I wouldn't say he was a huge part of the teams success. JD, Alexei and TCQ were the main reasons that team won the division.

The guy still had almost 12% of that team's plate appearances. I know we don't like him, but he was a huge part of that 2008 team.

veeter
02-01-2010, 09:25 PM
The guy still had almost 12% of that team's plate appearances. I know we don't like him, but he was a huge part of that 2008 team.Yes. The everyday shortstop on a division winner, who hits high in the order, played a BIG role.

Chez
02-02-2010, 07:43 AM
He played (at best) mediocre D, hit .281/.334/.371 in 162 games and was generally disliked by pretty much everyone - so much that nobody shed a tear when he was gone.

I don't believe he played a very big part. How many SS in the league would have been less productive than he was? And at 9mm? Not a big part in my mind.

I thought he was our best player in September.

Scottiehaswheels
02-02-2010, 07:48 AM
Its obvious that this guy wears out his welcome quite fast.
The big question is where will he be next.After this season, if I had to guess, I'd say Hendry signs him to a 10 year backloaded deal for 190 mil. :D: