Gullien-Cabrera Switch Does Seem Logical
There is, however, solid logic behind the move. Guillen is a much better infielder than Cabrera. He does tend to be error-prone (his biggest issue is transferring the ball from his glove to throwing hand smoothly), but he has better range and is just a better defender than Cabrera, who has an inconsistent arm. Conversely, when he has played first, Cabrera has been just fine. Seems like he has outgrown other positions and first is his ultimate destination. Certainly, he has the offensive production of a front line first baseman. Also, Guillen, for reasons I don’t understand, was awkward and clearly out of place at first this season. So much so, it seemed like he was an injury about to happen there. It was strange, because when Guillen played first base in the past, he performed well.
Like all moves, this one is subject to change. I like it, though, and think it is worth trying. It should tighten up the left side of the infield because there were range issues there - and it allows the Tigers to get all their best bats in the lineup. It also frees Brandon Inge to be used in a number of different of ways - including at third if Guillen is the DH.
- Couldn’t ask for a better matchup in the second round than the Red Wings and Avalanche. This is a series the Red Wings should win. The wild card is Colorado goalie Jose Theodore. He has put his troubles into the past and is playing great hockey again. Can Chris Osgood match him?
- The thought of the Lions trading up to get Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t make sense to me. First of all, what about Drew Stanton? Don’t they have to find out what they have there? Secondly, is Matt Ryan really that good? For some reason, he kind of reminds me of Joey Harrington. He is a solid college QB with a chance to succeed in the pros, but I don’t see any overwhelming skills.
- I was disappointed the Flyers beat Washington in Game 7 for one reason and one reason only - no more Alexander Ovechkin. With all due respect to Sidney Crosby, Ovechkin is the most exciting player to hit in the NHL in a long, long time.