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And now some non-specific Cabrera-related news

Apr 18, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

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Two random items on a slow news day (non-Mike Leake theft division):

First, Jon Heyman writes that, in the offseason, Alex Rodriguez “begged the Yankees” to re-sign Melky Cabrera. Seems that Melky worked out with A-Rod in the offseason and was convinced that he’d be great.

I’ve seen Melky play a couple of times this year. He does look like he’s in better shape than he was last year for Atlanta. However, he looks like the same Melky we’ve always known at the plate: 70 plate appearances. One walk. ¬†Attention A-Rod: please come to the park and hit the snot out of the ball and leave the scouting to the scouting department.

Second, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com notes that with Asdrubal Cabrera playing shortstop for the Indians, Orlando Cabrera playing second and Melky Cabrera playing for the Royals, “we have a realistic shot at a groundout that goes Cabrera to Cabrera to Cabrera.”

I can’t think of anything that would make me happier.

  1. bloodysock - Apr 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Don’t forget about Miguel Cabrera at first.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      Somehow I doubt he gets traded to the Indians.

    • motherscratcher23 - Apr 19, 2011 at 12:01 AM

      I don’t think you are understanding the nature of this exercise.

  2. kcroyal - Apr 19, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Shhh

    Melkys back!…now someone send us a prospect or two, and we can bring Cain up.

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