Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Custom Card of the Day: Cabrera Edition
This is the first of the major deadline deals to be enshrined in custom form. You know, besides the ones that happened before the deadline-heavy day.
I know that Asrdrubal Cabrera isn't the greatest choice for the first guy from 7/31 to be customized, especially when there are so many awesome choices (I can name some on one hand- Cespedes, Lester, Price, Gomes, McCarthy I guess).
But just looking at Asdrubal Cabrera, who was Mr. Cleveland Indians for a nice five-year stretch, adorned in a Washington Nationals jersey, it just seems like it fits.
Plus, I have a theory on Cabrera's addition, and it's a good one. Already, the Nationals' infield is rock-solid. Adam LaRoche, Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman. Trouble is that Zim's been on the DL a lot. The way this deal works, Rendon can play third, and Cabrera can play second.
Picture that for a second. LaRoche, Cabrera, Desmond, Rendon. That is practically an All-Star infield. That reminds me of the 2000 Mets, the ones with Ventura, Ordonez, Alfonso and Olerud. Or the 2010-2011 Phillies, with Howard, Utley, Rollins and Polanco. Or even the 2009 Yankees infield- Tex, Cano, Jeter and A-Rod.
That is what, in theory, this infield could end up being. This could be pretty huge for a while. I mean, LaRoche may not have much in the tank, but they could always switch Zim to first or something.
Or maybe I'm just overthinking this whole damn thing.
Coming Tomorrow- The Yankees got this guy this Spring, and while he hasn't been amazing, he's still been pretty nice.