Re: Reds sign Orlando Cabrera to one-year, $3M deal; option for second year
I'm not going to throw a party because we signed Orlando Cabrera but I will admit I'm very happy with this signing. At the end of the year if you asked RedZone how they would feel if Paul Janish was the starting SS for 2010 the overwhelming majority would be totally against that. As the offseason went on it appeared the lovefest for Janish's defense got increasingly bigger and most posters would of been ok with him starting at SS for this year. I'm not one of those people, I like Janish but I feel there was a pretty decent chance he was going to start the season hitting .188 going into May and then we have a huge black hole in the lineup and were rotationg Sutton and Rosales in and out along with Janish getting terrible offensive production out of SS. Will it be a hit defensively? Yeah, Cabrera's getting older and with age comes decline, but with the offensive woes the Reds had in 2009, I'll take the potential extra offense and I'll live with the defensive hit the Reds might take. And please, if a ball happens to sneak through short on the second series of the year, please don't have 8 posts in the game thread say the same thing: Janish gets to that ball.