I'm surprised by the lack of talk on ON about signing Melky Cabrera. Obviously, nobody wants to deal with a drug user, but he's a fantastic player. Here's why I think we should sign him:
A.) We could get him on a one year deal. He will want to rebuild value for a potential fat contract after the 2013 season. That also enables us to move him at the deadline if we aren't in contention, he doesn't put us in a financial hole, and gives LJ Hoes
another year of seasoning in the minors.
B.) Even if he regresses to his 2011 form, we still have our #3 hitter.
C.) He is essentially a much better Nate McLouth without any ugly splits vs LHP.
D.) I doubt he will be stupid enough to try drugs again.
E.) A lineup of
1. Roberts 2B (Probably Casilla Evetually)
2. Markakis RF
3. Cabrera LF
4. Jones CF
5. Betemit vs RHP/Reimold vs LHP DH
6. Davis 1B
7. Machado SS
8. Wieters C
9. Hardy 3B
would be very good. Thoughts?