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Here’s a Thought: Analyzing the Orlando Cabrera Deal

Today, the Oakland A's sent starting shortstop Orlando Cabrera to the Minnesota Twins for minor league shortstop Tyler Ladendorf.

The deal is an upgrade for the Twins, who have been playing the offensively inept Nick Punto and defensively inept Brendan Harris at shortstop this season.

Cabrera is a better hitter than both.

The Twins only gave up Ladendorf, who's struggling in Low-A at age 21 and has a lot of work to do to get to the majors.

So this deal works for Minnesota.

As for my A's, trading Cabrera frees up shortstop for Cliff Pennington. I was hoping to see that.

Cabrera's batting average is about all he has going for...

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