Originally Posted by Krusty
Anybody think he might be available from the Yankees? The Yankees could be looking to upgrade their outfield. Cabrera is a righthand bat and can play center plus he is still young enough for room to improve.
If he could be had for chaff like Majewski or Belisle he'd be better than Hopper, but I'm not sure the Reds would have a roster spot for either. The Reds should platoon Dickerson and probably Freel in CF. If the Reds could unload Freel's salary for him it would be a good deal but, Cabrera would be a worse choice in CF on a daily basis than Dickerson immediately and Stubbs, Henry and Heisey would all be better bets down the road. I wouldn't give up anything that I had a use for, but if the Reds could deal Freel for him, a Cabrera/Dickerson CF platoon would be a better value
than having Freel in that role for $4 Million. If the money was equal, I'd rather have Freel quite frankly.