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30 Cents on the Dollar = 2B Indifference

The Twins are talking to Cabrera about playing 2b next year and the blogosphere seems to be united against them doing that.  Why?  If the Twins can sign him to a 1 or 2 year deal in the 3-5 million per season contract, wouldn’t that be cheaper than signing Placido Palanco.  I am not advocating that Cabrera is better by any means as he clearly is not. But how much of a down grade is he really.  I ask this cause I read on a blog how Cabrera has a .322 OBP for his career and Polanco has a .331 OBP and is so much better suited for the number two spot in the lineup.  Well lets take a look at their career lines and last 3 seasons and make comparisons.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/5900

Last 3 years

Team

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

K

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

 

 2007

LAA

155

638

101

192

35

1

8

86

44

64

20

4

.301

.345

.397

.742

 

 2008

CWS

161

661

93

186

33

1

8

57

56

71

19

6

.281

.334

.371

.705

 

 2009

MIN

59

242

42

69

13

3

5

36

11

32

2

0

.285

.309

.426

.735

 

 2009

OAK

101

414

41

116

23

0

4

41

25

39

11

4

.280

.318

.365

.683

 

 Career

 

1732

6618

882

1817

410

32

114

761

469

635

197

49

.275

.322

.398

.719

 http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6049

Last 3 years

Team

G

AB

R

H

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