Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/12/11
Mark recently sent an email asking: “Has Orlando Cabrera been considered as an option for the middle-infield? I think he’d be a great fit for the Mets as a proven winner, mentor to Tejada and Murphy on a one-year deal, and quality middle infielder who will hopefully accept the role as a backup, but should still get plenty of starts. I’d prefer him way before Jack Wilson.” Michael Baron: Cabrera is an interesting name, and yes he would serve as a great mentor for the young middle infielders on the team. The question is, as you put it, would he accept a role as a backup? Cabrera just turned 37 in November and he’s seen his numbers decline in each of the last two seasons in full time roles with the Giants, Indians and Reds. But while he doesn’t walk much, he still keeps his strikeouts down and his experience and clubhouse presence could serve as a valuable tool for this club in the short-term. Cabrera just completed a one-year, $1 million contract he signed with the Indians last win...
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