good sign for the tigers, much less expensive than hamilton but still adds alot to the outfield
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Reports are the Jays added another named player signing Melky Cabrera for 2 years and 16M
Melky signed with Toronto for 2/16.
I wish we had jumped on that.
wow, i would have loved to get melky at that price
Are Walt & Co. going to do anything? I would have jumped on Cabrera. He is several years
younger than Ludwick, a switch hitter, runs better, and doesn't strike out nearly as much.
Not a problem though, Wilson Valdez is available cheap. Walt & Co. going cheap will not get us to the World Series.
Players have to want to come here. They don't just sign with whoever offers them money first.
Jocketty went out and got Latos last offseason, signed Votto and Phillips to huge contracts before the season and raised payroll to it's highest amount ever, so I'm not sure how they can be deemed "cheap"
And let's look at the bright side of the Melky Cabrera signing. This likely sets the ceiling for Ludwick.
I know Cabrera is coming off of a steroid suspension but Ludwick has some comparable questions surrounding him (fluke or resurgence vs. 'roids or reaching his prime). Cabrera had several teams chasing after him, is 6 years younger than Ludwick and the fielding comparison is not even close. To me, this is very good news for the Reds.
Melky Cabrera signed with the blue-jays..
According to multiple sources, Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Marlins.
Whether you liked him or not, it's another possibility gone.