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Thread: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

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    Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Two years, $16 million.

    I posted this in the news thread, but I thought there could be some interesting discussion. (Link is in Spanish)

    http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news...bei&type=story

    Frankly, I'm surprised he got that contract coming off of the suspension.
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    With those miracle working hitting coaches that they have, Cabrera might increase his production after getting off the juice.

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Are they getting juiced Melky or reg Melky?
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Jays are going for it.

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Is there a Red's opportunity in the Jays OF. The now have Bautista, Rasmus, Bonifacio and Cabrera.

    I'd love Bonifacio. But if I were the Jays, Rasmus would be the guy I'd look to move. Any interest? Classic WJ pickup?
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Jays are going for it.
    Good year for that, Yankees old, Red Sox dull, Orioles turn to a pumpkin

    Watch Tampa stomp them

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Are they getting juiced Melky or reg Melky?
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    C - J.P. Arencibia/Travis d'Arnaud
    1B - Adam Lind?
    2B - ???
    SS - Jose Reyes
    3B - Bret Lawrie
    LF - Melky Cabrera
    CF - Colby Rasmus/Emilio Bonafacio
    RF - Jose Bautista
    DH - Edwin Encarnacion


    Upgrade 1B and add even a halfway decent 2B and that's a potent lineup.

    Mark Buehrle
    Josh Johnson
    Brandon Morrow
    Ricky Romero (assuming last year wasn't a sign of things to come)
    Kyle Drabek/Drew Hutchison


    Pretty good.
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Nice signing.
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Considering Blue Jay hitters seem to find power that didn't exist before, I fully expect Melky to continue putting up all-star stats.
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    C - J.P. Arencibia/Travis d'Arnaud
    1B - Adam Lind?
    2B - ???
    SS - Jose Reyes
    3B - Bret Lawrie
    LF - Melky Cabrera
    CF - Colby Rasmus/Emilio Bonafacio
    RF - Jose Bautista
    DH - Edwin Encarnacion


    Upgrade 1B and add even a halfway decent 2B and that's a potent lineup.

    Mark Buehrle
    Josh Johnson
    Brandon Morrow
    Ricky Romero (assuming last year wasn't a sign of things to come)
    Kyle Drabek/Drew Hutchison


    Pretty good.
    I think Bonifacio can play 2b.

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    I think Bonifacio can play 2b.
    Yes he can.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    A good time to trade for Bautista to bat cleanup and play LF for us.
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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    A good time to trade for Bautista to bat cleanup and play LF for us.
    Are the Reds sending them Votto in return? There is no way the Reds can sign Votto long term and he is Canadian or from Dayton- one of those places.

    Otherwise it is interesting to see what effect this and Hunter may have on Ludwick.

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    Re: Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

    A team of juicers signs a known juicer. Fitting place for Cabrera.
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