For the love of all that is good and pure in this world, Walt Jocketty…if you have a shred of common sense left in your head, please do not sign Orlando Cabrera.
It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Yet, here is Ken Rosenthal, reporting that Cabrera is deciding between offers from the Reds and Rockies.
Cabrera is a worse defensive player than Paul Janish, and at this point in his career, he is unlikely to hit much better than Janish either. Why waste the money? So you can relish in the consternation exhibited by The Nation every time Dusty Baker “hits” Cabrera second in the lineup?
Listen, Janish is certainly no great shakes, and I’d love to see an upgrade at SS. Orlando Cabrera is no upgrade, especially on a team that needs to be getting younger. Cabrera is old, his offense has declined over the last three years (and that’s not going to change), and he should be worse than Janish with the glove in 2010.
We’ve been okay with the majority of the decisions made by our GM this offseason. This one, however, is just nonsensical.
Can someone give me one good reason why the Reds should be looking to sign Orlando Cabrera?