I've avoided writing about off-season type stuff for obvious reasons--we have better things to discuss, after all--but this one just has too many fun elements to pass up.
Joe Christensen, "the Star Tribune's national baseball reporter," says the Twins have "identified White Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera as someone they might pursue on the free agent market this offseason."
Not all that surprising, but let it sink in for a second. Alright, you've thought about it. What was the first though that crossed your mind? Good pick-up? Too expensive? Where would he play?
The Cabrera virus spreading?Guess which free agent-to-be could be front and center on the Twins' radar screen this winter? That's right, none other than shortstop Orlando Cabrera. The Star-Tribune is reporting that several members of the Twins front office will start doing their homework on Cabrera, with Nick Punto likely headed to free agency, leaving a vacancy at short. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen always joked that he wanted to find some poison to put in the water to "kill those little 'Piranhas,' '' well, the me-first veteran infielder would be the perfect arsenic.