Sunday, March 1, 2009

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!


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I wasn't quite sure what to think when I saw that Jeff Blair wrote about how the Jays might be looking at Orlando Cabrera. Originally, I thought it just might be a side affect of my meds, but it turns out this might actually be true. While Richard Griffin's boner for Cabrera might have grown to epic proportions due to this news, it's not exactly exciting news to me.

Yes, Orlando Cabrera is an offensive and defensive upgrade to Scoots & J-Mac, but Cabrera is 34 years old. Yikes. Not exactly the kind of player you want to build your team around. If the Blue Jays can bring him in for cheap, be my guest. But if it's at the cost of dealing Scott Rolen, Lyle Overbay, and Brandon League, I'm not down with that. Yes, a Bautista/Cabrera left side of the infield would likely be much cheaper than a Rolen/Scutaro combination, but would it provide the same amount of power? I don't think so. Replace Orlando Cabrera's name with J.J. Hardy's, and I'm all for it.

Speaking of hallucinations, I think Cito might've taken LSD instead of asprin this morning when he talked about how he wants Jeremy Accardo to slot into the starting rotation. Putting Accardo into the rotation raises the same questions as putting Casey Janssen into the rotation - is it really a good idea to do that to a player who is just coming off an injury-plagued season? But luckily, Nick at Breakout on Bremner said that Wilner though Cito got Accardo confused with Janssen. Well, let's hope it's just a simple case of mistaken identity because it makes no sense at all to move Accardo from the bullpen to the starting rotation.

And it looks like Ken Takahashi's dreams of being the Japanese version of Mr. Baseball have come to an end. According to reports, he limped off the field today with a strained right calf. He pitched 1 & 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits.

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