2015 MLB Draft: A look at possible 2015 qualifying offers and how they could effect the Cardinals draft

With the 2014 World Series underway, we can start looking at the offseason schedule. Last week, I brought you a full schedule of events for the offseason. First up on the agenda are qualifying offers. Teams have 5 days from the end of the Fall Classic to offer up the $15.2MM, one year qualifying offer. A week later is the deadline for those players to accept the offer. After a rough...
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Blue Jays, hopeful to re-sign improved Melky, begin contract talks

The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Toronto is very interested in bringing back Cabrera, and is said to be willing to offer at least a three-year deal following Cabrera's fine 2014 season in Toronto. Talks are seen as preliminary thus far, but assuming no quick deal is struck, the Blue Jays plan to extend the $15.3 million qualifying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthopoulos: Dialogue but no deal with Cabrera

Mere weeks stand between Melky Cabrera and the open market, and it looks as though the switch-hitting outfielder will reach free agency, as expected. “Clearly both sides right now can’t seem to get together for various reasons,” Alex Anthopoulos said on The Jeff Blair Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday. Yet the Blue Jays general manager said the team has had “some conversations”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahead in June, Blue Jays stumble rest of the way

TORONTO (AP) Since general manager Alex Anthopoulos engineered a major roster overhaul before the 2013 season, the Blue Jays have gone 0 for 2 in chasing a playoff berth. Expect some changes before Toronto tries again in 2015. Before the Blue Jays wrapped up their season Sunday, Anthopoulos said he's ''pretty excited'' about what lies ahead this offseason. Especially...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offer to Melky, hope to keep him

Melky Cabrera can double his salary if he desires. The Blue Jays have decided to extend him a qualifying offer, which is expected to be in the range of $15 million to $16 million this winter. That would almost precisely double his salary, as Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto two winters ago. Word from someone familiar with the Blue Jays' thinking is that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fascinating Free Agency of Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera‘s season ended on Friday with a broken finger. Normally, “team headed for 22nd straight year out of the playoffs loses second-best outfielder for the final three weeks” isn’t much of a story, but this situation is a little different. Cabrera is about to be a free agent in what looks to be a terrible […]
Via Fangraphs
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Melky Cabrera hopes to return to Toronto

Melky Cabrera has been a player that has stayed somewhat behind the scenes so to speak even with a 50-game suspension in 2012 for violating MLB's PED rules with the San Francisco Giants. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, Cabrera says, as reported by the Associated Press via the National Post, that he wants to stay with the team [Blue Jays] that gave him a second chance.#454557750...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Mets Kick The Tires On Melky Cabrera?

The Toronto Blue Jays suffered a big blow to their wild card hopes when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera will need season-ending surgery for the broken pinky finger he suffered on Friday. Cabrera, who turned 30 in August, was having himself a solid season, batting .301/.351/.458 with 35 doubles, 16 home runs, 81 runs scored and 73 RBI. He posted a 125 OPS+ and 3.2 WAR...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera wants to play for the Blue Jays in 2015

Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera suffered a broken pinkie finger last night diving back into first base. He’ll undergo season-ending surgery, which understandably has the 10-year veteran thinking about next season. The Jays can extend a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Cabrera, and if he rejects, he can become a free agent. It sounds like Cabrera is already leaning towards...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Out For Season With Broken Finger (GIF)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will be out for the remainder of the season. Cabrera will be out after injuring his pinkie during the third inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox. While sliding into first during a successful pick off attempt by Christian Vazquez, Cabrera jammed his finger. The team tweeted that Carbera will undergo a season ending surgery next...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Melky Cabrera out for season

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's season has come to an end. The Blue Jays announced that Cabrera has fractured his right pinky, and he will have surgery to repair the damage. There is no time frame yet as to how long it will take for him to recover or if it will affect his readiness for Spring Training 2015.Melky Cabrera has suffered a right pinky finger fracture...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Large, shirtless man thoroughly enjoyed himself at Dodgers game (PHOTO)

There's lounging, and then there's the display of relaxation one fan put on at Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers-Washington Nationals game. Cameras at Dodger Stadium spotted one man, shirtless, with his shorts hiked up and seemingly an entire section of bleachers to himself, oblivious to everything else in the world. For the sake of this guy's health, we hope his sunbathing...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Freaks Out Over Thunder Clap In Tampa Bay (Video)

Quick, someone find Melky Cabrera’s thunder buddy. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder thought he was save from the elements Wendesday night under the domed roof of Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field. Well, the roof kept the rain off the field, but it couldn’t muffle one particularly loud thunder clap. Your browser does not support iframes. Perhaps shaken by his brush with Mother Nature...
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A Clap Of Thunder Made Melky Cabrera Nearly Soil Himself (In A Dome!)

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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Melky Cabrera Get Scared by Thunder

Third inning of last night's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, Melky Cabrera came to the plate when...BOOM!Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Gets Scared By Some Thunder (Video)

Melky Cabrera seems to be afraid of thunder. Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera jumped after thunder sounds outside of the dome at Tropicana Field. Your browser does not support iframes. [Bleacher Report] The post Melky Cabrera Gets Scared By Some Thunder (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Melky Cabrera Is Terrified Of Lightning

Your browser does not support iframes. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera is clearly not one for thunder storms. Watch as Cabrera gets startled by a crack while up to bat during Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The post Video: Melky Cabrera Is Terrified Of Lightning appeared first on Diehardsport.
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder at Tropicana Field scares the hell out of Melky Cabrera

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melky Cabrera freaks over sound of thunder

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
Via The Outside Corner
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Gets Scared **** By Some Thunder

Even though he is safe and sound in a dome
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Enigma

The Toronto Blue Jays season is a two-part story. What began as a pleasant surprise quickly descended into a lucid, waking nightmare. Two Blue Jays’ outfielders heading into free agency embody each of those characteristics. While Melky Cabrera is putting together a brilliant platform season before heading to free-agency, Colby Rasmus seems to have spent all […]
Via Fangraphs
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays rally to beat White Sox 6-3

CHICAGO (AP) Melky Cabrera's two-run double in the seventh inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. The Blue Jays, who snapped a four-game losing streak, scored three runs in the seventh to retake the lead after the White Sox tied it with three runs in the sixth. Avisail Garcia went 2 for 4 with a double for the White...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Is Proving That 2012 Was No Fluke

Melky Cabrera’s 2012 season was phenomenal and then he was slapped with a 50 game suspension for PEDs. He’s since been a bit of a black sheep, but he’s doing what he can in 2014 to keep Toronto in the mix. Our friends at have taken a look at Cabrera’s 2014 season and why […] The post Melky Cabrera Is Proving That 2012 Was No Fluke appeared first on PDFantasySports.
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera did something no batter has done since a Hall of Famer 42 years ago

n the Blue Jays’ marathon 19-inning win over the Tigers last night Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times, hitting three singles and drawing five walks. The last hitter to reach base eight or more times in a game was Hall of Famer Rod Carew in 1972. And before that it was Rocky Calavito in 1962. So yeah, Cabrera did something pretty rare. In fact, according...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Scherzer Great, Bullpen Fails, Tigers Lose 3-2

Miguel Cabrera slides into home on Victor Martinez’s RBI double in the 6th inning Saturday. The Tigers fell to the Blue Jays 3-2. Photo Courtesy THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese   Max Scherzer left the Tigers game after the 8th inning with a 2-1 lead. He watched as Joe Nathan blew the sav in the ninth, then saw Joba Chamberlain lose it in the 10th. “I’m not going to sit...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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