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Nelson Cruz?

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#1 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:36 PM

I'd say the Melky Cabrera post-steroid contract would work, 2 years, $16M... makes Schierholtz expendable to trade. Gives us a 4-hole hitter who does not need platooning.


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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

Melky Cabrera or Nelson Cruz?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

melky cabrera makes me weary of that deal.  Dude fell off the map without 'roids, and I would not be too surprised if cruz did the same.  Not to mention Cruz hasn't been an above average player since 2010.  To me he actually is a platoon guy, his numbers against lefties are pretty good.  He put up lesser numbers than schierholtz and would cost more.  Even at 8 million for one year itd be an overpay to me.  I'd be willing to give him a Scott Hairston type contract 2years/5mill total but he'd be pretty low on my wish list.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:24 AM

Too injury prone for me.  I do like the idea of buying low on Jhonny Peralta and using him as a utility player, he doesn't have the range to be an everyday SS anymore.

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