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The Melky Cabrera Tale: How a Failed Trade Was the Move of the Offseason

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

A baby-faced ball of energy burst onto the Bronx scene in 2006, capturing the hearts of fans eager to find the next homegrown hero.

 

The player was Yankees CF Melky Cabrera, asked to fill a defensive hole left by an oft-injured and rapidly aging Johnny Damon. An awkward shot-put release was replaced by an intimidating laser arm, and Cabrera completely changed the way opposing teams ran the bases.

 

In just 247 games at CF during his time, Cabrera generated an impressive 26 outfield assists. He nearly saved as many runs as he was originally expected to drive in at home plate....

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