By Joe Stiglich
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 3:18 pm in Uncategorized.
You may have caught this post from SI’s Jon Heyman, reviving speculation that the A’s might go after free agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera. One thing I find interesting regarding this crazy free agent shopping season: The activity we’re likely to see AFTER spring training begins, as opposed to teams hurrying to sign guys before camp. So when you examine the A’s roster on Feb. 14 when pitchers and catchers report, keep in mind things might change between then and Opening Day. Look at all those names still unsigned — Manny Ramirez, Bobby Abreu, Adam Dunn, Cabrera, etc. They may be on the sidelines once Cactus League games begin, but they’d still have plenty of time to sign and get in game-ready shape by the start of the regular season. I expect the A’s front office will be exploring its options long after players start trickling into Papago Park on Valentine’s Day.
Anyway, I’m curious how everybody feels about the Cabrera speculation that simply won’t die …