By: Felix G. Perez

Rapid Reaction: Rays Sign Asdrubal Cabrera


Free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Ken Rosenthal of Cabrera hit .241/.307/.387 in 146 games split between the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals.

The deal is said to be 1-yr/$8M according to MLB Network Insider, Joel Sherman.

Mets were known have to have been connected to some ways in Cabrera but the interest was never strong. Cabrera is mainly a shortstop, but he has seen much playing time at second base.

The signing signifies that the Rays could are making the already available Ben Zobrist more available and will be more willing to move him. In regards to Zobrist, 33, I do not see the Mets making a serious run at him. Zobrist is older in age and is not viewed as an everyday shortstop. Zobrist has played over 400 games in the outfield and has made appearances at second base. Mets don’t have the need the need for a player like him because that would require benching Cuddyer or Murphy and the Mets already have depth at those positions.

There is still the chance that the Mets can strike a deal with the Colorado Rockies and land Troy Tulowitzki, but the demands of the Rockies for Troy are still very high.

Then there is Brad Miller of the Seattle Mariners as well.

We still don’t know who the Mets have in mind but the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera to the Rays just crosses off another name on the list of available shortstops that could have potentially landed in NY.


About Felix G. Perez

Felix Perez has been a Mets fan since 1998. His favorite player is Mike Piazza.

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