A's Ink Cabrera
The Oakland A's and free agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera have reached an agreement on a one-year, $4 million deal, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Cabrera spent 2008 with the Chicago White Sox where he hit .281 with eight home runs and 57 RBI but had his best years while playing with Oakland's AL West rival the Los Angeles Angels.
By adding Cabrera, the A's have a rather formidable lineup as the 12-year veteran joins Matt Holiday, Jason Giambi and a finally healthy Eric Chavez.
The move also puts Bobby Crosby back on the trading block. Oakland had tried to move Crosby earlier in the offseason but didn't find any takers after placing the 2004 AL Rookie of the Year on unconditional waivers.
General Manager Billy Beane seems to have created an inverse of your standard Oakland A's clubhouse as he has spent this offseason acquiring hitters which he hopes will take the pressure off of a young but, of course, talented Athletics rotation.
So what do you guys think of the move? Do the A's have a shot at unseating the Angels for AL West supremacy?
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