The Mets don’t really have anything else going on at second base, but they should consider flipping Asdrubal Cabrera to the Milwaukee brewers.
Asdrubal Cabrera has done his job for the New York Mets. Three decent to good seasons is more than they could have asked for. Now, it might be time to see what they can get in return and let the brewers bite.
If Cabrera moves to the Brewers, he has the potential to work wonders as both a starter and off the bench. For the most part though, the Brewers would probably want him to switch back to shortstop.
Cabrera hasn’t played short yet this season, but spent most of his career at the position. If he gets moved to short, he would be replacing Orlando Arcia, and probably being a full time starter.
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Normally Arcia is a good hitter, but he has been struggling this season. He hit nearly .280 last year, but through his first 66 games of this season, he’s hitting below .200.
Cabrera’s average alone would be a huge boost. He’s still hitting just over .280 and played in roughly 20 more games than Arcia. Not only would he be getting on base more often, but there’s a huge increase in power as well.
Arcia hit 15 home runs all of last season, but only hit two so far this season. Cabrera on the other hand has already hit his 15th home run on July 3rd. The general idea is that he will hit a lot more.
The Brewers would be replacing someone with an OPS under .500 with someone who has an OPS above .800. Cabrera even has a better fielding percentage to top things off.
In addition to Arcia, Cabrera would also be able to play at second base and fill in for Jonathan Villar. He is a much better player than Arcia but is still hitting in the .250 area and has less than half as many home runs and RBI’s as Cabrera.
If Cabrera becomes a full-time starter over either of them, or comes off the bench often, the Brewers would become an even better team. Currently, they are one of the best teams in baseball, and a better lineup will only help them.
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The Mets could probably get a decent haul for Cabrera if he goes to the Brewers. Maybe something along the lines of two or three decent prospects that could quickly work their way up.