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The St. Louis Cardinals need to improve their middle infield for 2013. Few, if anyone, would dispute that. The challenge is how to best go about it.
As I have commented here, I believe the preferred path should be to acquire a long-term answer at shortstop. There does not appear to be such a player near the majors currently within the organization.
Columnist Joe Strauss of the Post-Dispatch believes the Cardinals have “real” interest in Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, though it is unclear whether the 26-year-old is available. (Follow the player name link to view his career stats.)
From a contract perspective, Cabrera has a reasonable deal, though not a bargain. The two-time American League all-star (2011-12) will make $6.5 million in 2013 (just under Furcal’s $7 million) and $10 million in 2014. Those would have been the Venezuelan’s final two arbitration-eligible years as he is on track to become a free agent prior to the 2015 season.
Incumbent shortstop Rafael Furcal, he o...
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