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Toronto Blue Jays
ESPN Deportes is reporting that Melky Cabrera is now off the free agent market, having signed a two-year $16m deal to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. Add Cabrera to the players that came over from Miami in this week’s Frankentrade and the Blue Jays have put together a lineup which may not necessarily be the best around, but is likely to at least be the most interesting.
SS – Jose Reyes
Assuming the Frankentrade is approved, and there seems little reason to think it won’t be, the Jays new shortstop should be leading off in 2013. Reyes is a strange player, one whose name value and recognition is often ahead of his production, but the low bar for starting shortstops means he can quite comfortably be very valuable even if he’s not an MVP candidate. It will also be interesting to see how Toronto’s turf effects Reyes’ legs over the next few years.
LF – Melky Cabrera
Cabrera will probably be less productive in the filed than he pre-suspension in 2012. Prepare yourself for plenty of ‘not so...
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After being banned for 50 games for PEDS in the middle of a career year, many wondered where Melky Cabrera would end up, and on Friday the aggressive Jays made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
In somewhat of a surprise move, the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16M deal. Now finished with his 50-game suspension for PED use, questions remain about his performance going forward, but it's skill related stats -- not questions about strenght/endurance -- that keep me optimistic.
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Melky Cabrera cheated last season. He cheated Major League Baseball. He cheated the San Francisco Giants. He cheated the fans. He cheated everyone, and he got caught. But anyone who ever said that cheaters never prosper must have not been familiar with professional sports. After being suspended for 50 games and basically left for not by the Giants, Cabrera is about to sign a two...
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million contract, according to an ESPN report Friday. Cabrera was having a monster year for the San Francisco Giants in 2012 until he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in August and was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball. At the time, he was hitting .313 with 11...
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to revamp their roster as they have now signed slugger Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16mm deal, Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com reports. The deal is pending a physical.
Earlier in the week, we heard at least 5 teams were interested troubled outfielder. Cabrera hit .346/.390/.516 with 11 HR's, 60 RBI's and a 158 OPS+ in 501 plate appearances...
The busy Toronto Blue Jays struck again Friday with their latest big deal: All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera is set to join them in his return from a drug suspension.
A person familiar with the negotiations said the free agent outfielder and the Blue Jays have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $16 million. The deal is pending a physical, the person told The Associated...
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to add players as they seek to contend in the AL East. The Blue Jays recently acquired Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson among others from the Florida Marlins. Today they came to terms on a contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera.
Cabrera missed the final six weeks of the 2012 season after testing positive for a banned substance. Before being...
The Toronto Blue Jays are stacking up for the upcoming season. Today it was reported that the Jays signed free-agent OF Melky Cabrera, who was suspended on August 15 for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug rules, to a two-year deal worth $16 million.
Just a few days after the Blue Jays pulled off a mega-trade with the Miami Marlins, which sent P Josh Johnson, P Mark Buehrle...
According to ESPN Deportes, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed steroid user Melky Cabrera to a 2-year, $16 million contract. Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last season for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, batted .346 before his season came to an end. The concern now is now that he is moving north of [...]
On Wednesday, I suggested the Mets should not trade one of their starting pitchers for offensive help this winter. Today, I offer an alternative: Melky Cabrera.
According to reports, the Mets have not expressed interest in Cabrera to date. However, I feel they should have a change of heart and go after the controversial outfielder. Before his 50 game suspension in August for testing...
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For those of you that were hoping to see Melky Cabrera back in a San Francisco Giants uniform, it’s not going to happen. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) ESPN Deportes reports that Cabrera has a two-year deal for $16 million with Toronto.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) the Melk Men can...
Melky Cabrera, 28, agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with
the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, according to a major-league
The Jays are at it again. Coming off of a huge trade that brought them Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Mark Buehrle, and John Buck, the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Melky Cabrera (per Enrique Rojas, ESPN Deportes).
I first wrote about Melky’s 2013 value after his suspension, then explored the possibility of him going to the Tigers so I am not going to go number...
In what I consider to be an absolutely perfect move, the Jays llived up to the implication that they would move quickly this winter by adding what might be the last major piece to their 2013 lineup by landing switch hitter Melky Cabrera. Which you know of course. So let me hit up some of the major talking points floating around from the past weeks activities.1. Don't worry about...
So far this offseason, Melky Cabrera, Miacer Iztures, and Bartolo Colon have gotten contracts while Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse, Zach Greinke, and Josh Hamilton have not. I’m going to argue that this is a very good thing and indicative of some welcome sanity on the collective part of GMs. You see, Sanchez, Lohse, Greinke and Hamilton are considered the cream of the free agent...