White Sox Shopping Cabrera?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just weeks after trading P Jon Garland to the Angels for Orlando Cabrera, the desperate White Sox are not interested in going long term with Cabrera, and are looking to trade him. There are not too many teams I see taking him, but it is possible the Red Sox might be interested. Orlando Cabrera did well with the Red Sox in 2004, batting .294 with 6 HR and 31 RBI in 58 games. The White Sox are looking for a middle infielder like Julio Lugo and are interested in Coco Crisp and might be able to snag both in the Red Sox are willing. Obviously some cash would have to be exchange, but it seems like a fair deal considering the Red Sox have Ellsbury, and Lugo struggled in Boston. I've been talking with a Cubs fans through email who asked me if the Cubs are looking at any shortstops. It is possible they would look at Orlando Cabrera, but highly unlikely. Ryan Theriot did great for the Cubs all year, just struggled in the final weeks of the season. Lou Piniella talked about Theriot as a great situational hitter, and to have that kind of player in the lineup who also comes at a reduced price, definitely helps the team.

4 comments:

KevinGillman 4:58 PM CST  

the Sox want to unload someone like Cabrera, who had an all star season and trade him for Julio Lugo, who is nothing but an overrated player? Yup, that would be a Ken Williams deal. I say make the move Boston...LOL

Sean and Ernie 5:46 PM CST  

Theriot is not a very good hitter. He makes the most of what he has, and good on him for it, but in the end he's a wet newspaper guy.

Bucky , NY 8:08 PM CST  

Not going to happen, the WhiteSox have nothing to offer the RedSox besides some overrated bullpen arms and little known prospects. The Redsox will give lugo another year before they move onto Jed Lowrie or someone who can actually hit like a 9 mil player.

If I was the Redsox I would only do the cabrera trade for cash and a AA pitching prospect.

jay 27 8:37 PM CST  

i would do this deal in a heartbeat but if we traded coco and we got santana to and ellsbury was in that deal who would be are centerfielder. thats why im not sure about doing this deal right away i want to wait and see what happens with the santan situation first before i do this trade.