Is D.Cabrera a commodity?
Baltimore Sun baseball guy Dan Connolly just got off the phone with Mike Powers, the agent for just-released pitcher Daniel Cabrera, and Powers says he's been on the phone a lot since the Orioles chose to non-tender D-Cab on Friday night.
Powers says that 11 teams have expressed interest and one has offered a multi-year deal. Of course, the devil is in the details, but I'm not surprised that some teams are making a play. There are probably 20 pitching coaches out there who think they can make Daniel into a right-handed Randy Johnson. There were almost that many who tried to do that here.
Apparently, about half of those teams are National League teams that were willing to overlook the fact that Daniel is 14-for-14 at the plate during this career. That's 14 strikeouts in 14 at-bats.
By the way, I'd like to make a shout out to President George Bush for the deft way he dodged those shoes that were thrown at him by a reporter in Iraq. The incident got me wondering if I could have been a Secret Service agent. I'm not a real brave guy, but I think I would be willing to take a shoe for the president.