The Sox need to trade Melky Cabrera.
I, like most people, love Melky Cabrera. He’s a great player. He’s hitting the ball well this year, but his defense is not so great. He makes great plays at times, but he doesn’t have the speed for an outfielder. He seems like a great locker room guy and him being 32, he’s probably a good leader as well.
Melky’s contract expires at the end of next season, and there’s no reason his price shouldn’t go up. Unfortunately, the White Sox don’t spend much money so him returning is a long shot. But if the White Sox trade him, they can get financial relief from his contract.
Probably the main reason the White Sox trade Melky is because they have good outfielders coming up. Charlie Tilson should be healthy by spring training, and Jacob May and Adam Engel are could be ready next year. They also have Coats, who has been playing well as of late. Courtney Hawkins will need a better spring training in 2017 in order to have a chance of making team. Depending on how these guys do in spring training, the team doesn’t really need Melky, because they could have five ready and viable options if someone doesn’t pan out.
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