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 Post subject: Re: Melky Cabrera Signs With Bluejays
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:10 pm 
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Willton wrote:
Ryann wrote:
A nice gamble you would have liked to see the Pirates take...of course anything involving smart spending doesnt happen with this organization. Instead they will spend 4 million per year on 2 rod barajas/clint barmes like players...

Last I checked, Melky Cabrera didn't play shortstop or catcher.

So, assuming that Starling Marte and Cutch are starters in the outfield, we're counting on Travis Snider, Jose Tabata, or Alex Presley to hold down a corner outfield spot for 2013? Wanna see what the Pirates' left fielders (primarily composed of the Tabata/Presley duo) hit in 2012? Here you go:

.221/.271/.364 (.635 OPS)

Yikes. I'd say the Pirates could use a legitimate starting corner outfielder, Willton.

I do too, but I'm betting that one of Snider and Tabata becomes becomes that player. They both have the pedigree to do so, and I don't think it's wise to let that pedigree rot on the bench. Plus, I'm not convinced Melky turned a corner in 2011, particularly in light of his PED use in 2012. I fully expect Melky to revert back to the 4th OF he was from 2006 to 2010 once he gets off the juice.

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