Cabrera is eligible for a return any day now, though he'll probably held off being activated until at least Sep. 1 to allow for an extra possible playoff candidate.
My question: will Janish at least take away some of his playing time, if not most?
Interestingly, Janish is almost at 1 WAR through 140 plate appearances. Cabrera is sitting at 1.1 WAR through 450 PA's. That means that, in theory, Paul Janish would be sitting at nearly 4 wins above replacement if he were to continue his performance, being given all 600 PAs at SS this year.
Truth is, he probably would not continue his current offensive performance. But even a reduction in the offensive output, he's likely twice as valuable as Cabrera right now in theory.
Do you think Dusty and the organization is noticing the value Janish is bringing? I think they do, it's just, unfortunately, somewhat a question of 'loyalty.'