ASDRUBAL CABRERA RUMORS

Top of the order: Where you at?

The Indians have had a rather disappointing beginning to the 2014 season, sitting at 7-7 and fourth place in the AL Central. These early season woes are reminiscent of last season, when the Tribe went 8-13 out of the gate. What has also been a parallel to last year is the top of the batting order’s inability to produce for the Tribe. Specifically, I am talking about Asdrubal Cabrera...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

First pitch swinging and uniform trends…While We’re Waiting

It isn’t just your imagination, Asdrubal Cabrera has been swinging at the first pitch in big situations for a while. And he is actually getting worse at it. That’s according to some research by Fansided’s Brian Heise. (Math!) It is a bit soul crushing to see Cabrera coming up to bat in a tight spot and just know in your gut he’s going to swing at anything close. The problem...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

On Asdrubal Cabrera, Francisco Lindor and wanting good things too soon

In life, we often yearn for what we don’t have. “The grass is always greener on the other side” mentality. It happens. We take for granted what is right in front of us. In sports, the same thing often plays out. Fans fall out of favor with certain players, wish for a former star to return, desire another team’s starter or hope for the highly touted prospect to finally arrive...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Future of Asdrubal Cabrera in Cleveland

Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera’s future with the ball club seems bleak, but he is one of the most vital pieces to the team this season. Bashed for his recent play and what seems a lack of interest, if he can find his ways of old, he can definitely help the Tribe get back in the MLB Playoffs in 2014. Cabrera will not be with the team in 2015, as that is pretty much...
Via Buckeye State Sports
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cabrera Poised For a Big Season

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Swinging for the Fences: Waiting to trade Cabrera

Last weekend may have been the most miserable winter weekend I've experienced in a while, but even while the polar vortex returns for a curtain call this week, I couldn't be more excited for baseball season. Here we are only a couple weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting and a successful weekend of Tribe Fest has helped melt the snow and the cold away as anticipation...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera and problematic bouncebacks

After a 2013 Wild Card game performance in which Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and the single most deflating play of the season, a double play in the bottom of the 4th with the bases loaded, the phrase ‘bounce back’ was not an appropriate word for Cleveland audiences. However, as the Browns’ and Cavaliers’ seasons have progressed and impressed upon fans’...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Declining plate discipline is sinking Cabrera in 2013

The idea of Asdrubal Cabrera batting cleanup would have been a perfectly good one two years ago when the shortstop hit 25 home runs and owned a 119 weighted runs created plus (wRC+). In fact, it would have worked last year when Cabrera's home runs dipped to 16 but his wRC+ stayed solid at 113. This year, however, Cabrera's .293 on-base percentage, 93 wRC+, and general defensive...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Starting pitching

As we enter the 2013 All-Star break, the Cleveland Indians sit at 51-44, just 1.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central. The big moves of the offseason (acquiring Terry Francona, Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher), as well as the less-publicized moves of the offseason (acquiring Yan Gomes, Mike Aviles, Scott Kazmir), have produced mostly positive...
Via isportsweb.com
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians eyeing Dee Gordon to replace Cabrera

The Cleveland Indians could already have their contingency plan in place in the event that they part ways with All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Tribe GM Chris Antonetti has been in discussion with the Los Angeles Dodgers for shortstop Dee Gordon. #Indians talking with #Dodgers about Dee Gordon, sources tell @ken_rosenthal and me. Would replace...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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