Asdrubal Cabrera furious at Mets, requests trade
Asdrubal Cabrera was the Mets starting shortstop to open the 2017 season and played their for a couple of months before serving a stint on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Since then, Jose Reyes has shifted over to handle the shortstop duties—and that looks to be permanent.
Cabrera was penciled in as the Mets starting second baseman, something he’s not too happy with…
Personally, I’m not really happy with that move,” Cabrera said. “If they have that plan, they should have told me before I came over here. I just told my agent about it. If they have that plan for me, I think it’s time to make a move. What I saw the last couple of weeks, I don’t think they have any plans for me. I told my agent, so we’re going to see what happens in the next couple weeks.
Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson appeared skeptical of Cabrera’s request, telling reporters that he wasn’t sure a trade was “something [Cabrera] really wishes” and saying the team would wait and see how the situation shakes out. That doesn’t mean the veteran infielder will see a return to short anytime soon, however, only that he might have a change of heart after settling into his new role.
This isn’t the first time Cabrera has balked at a position change. The Mets reportedly considered shifting him to third base earlier this season, but ultimately decided to keep him at short and denied his request to pick up his $8.5 million option for 2018, something Alderson said has little to no precedent. Further changes may be on the horizon when 21-year-old infield prospect Amed Rosario gets called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and second baseman Neil Walker returns from the disabled list, though the team has yet to address either situation.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/asdrubal-cabrera-furious-at-mets-requests-trade/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/image-2.jpeg?fit=496%2C400&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/image-2.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBRecent Posts#MLB,Asdrubal Cabrera,NEW YORK METSAsdrubal Cabrera was the Mets starting shortstop to open the 2017 season and played their for a couple of months before serving a stint on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Since then, Jose Reyes has shifted over to handle the shortstop duties---and that looks to...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk