Cabrera has delivered time and again since trade

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 7, 2009 - 7:34 AM

The Twins got a big boost since trading for the shortstop, who ended the season on a 16-game hitting streak.

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xahstarOct. 7, 0912:04 AM

We need O-Cab next year for sure. Give him a two or three-year deal.

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wolverine47Oct. 7, 0912:32 AM

Minnesota Twins for another great sports highlight never to be forgotten. After this, whatever happens, happens... you guys have great hearts!

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orvestaOct. 7, 09 1:39 AM

My father and I were at the game and simply stated, it was the most intense, thrilling baseball game either of us have ever seen. Thank you and GOOD LUCK TWINS!!!

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chirprscOct. 7, 09 2:31 AM

Just think if the Twins would have went out and got another professional hitter(Cabrera) and pitcher - teams can get by on emotion -teams win with ball players - weren't we supposed to get these players with new stadium money?

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objectiveoneOct. 7, 09 5:51 AM

and whiners and complainers and second-guessers can now officially put their tail between their legs and shut UP! After all the Gardy this and Punto that and blah, blah, blah, those with any vision and mentality can realize, like the rest of the nation who watched, that this franchise, including Billy Smith, do indeed know what they are doing. We don't know how they will fare vs. the Yankees, and I am sure we are in for more negativity from the same crowd, but for those of us who are truly fans and appreciate what we have here...thanks Twins!!!

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lotus65Oct. 7, 09 6:15 AM

you can hang if you want- it's a good place to live...

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mobydick1Oct. 7, 09 6:21 AM

Vikings win, Twins win! Life is good!

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voner26Oct. 7, 09 7:24 AM

better than this. A team that was down by (7) games late in the season, lost its top power hitter, had its starting pitching hurting and in a turmoil, lost a reliever and has some of its good players traded over the past few seasons still managed to pull together and win the AL Central and became the 1st team in MLB history to ever make the playoffs after trailing by 3 games with just 4 to play and finished with a 17-4 run entering Wednesday's American League Division Series. They have nothing to lose and yes Sid Cabrera was a great addition. Go Twins!!!!

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bwendlandOct. 7, 09 7:47 AM

Is Cabrera the 2009 version of Don Baylor??

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JohnOrrOct. 7, 09 8:07 AM

Smith got lucky on this one. You really have to shake your head over this one. Cabrerra should have been on this team in spring training. This was a no brainer. Plus, why wait half way through the season to strengthen the bullpen? I'm ecstatic we won and it was great to watch. It was a classic. But unfortunately it only reinforces a pattern of waiting to the last minute, betting on old players to have one last great year, or seriously injured players to make a big come back. Bad management was rewarded by a skilled manager who somehow got every last drop out of every single player and a whole lot of luck. Smith is the luckiest guy on this planet. He even resisted calling up players at the critical moment because it would cost the team a couple of hundred thousand. So go figure? Does it prove he was right in the way this year was handled? No and mostly likely what is going to happen is that we will be absolutely ripped in New York where the reality principle awaits. This team has no chance of making in through the murderer row the lies ahead. If I own this team, I want to win the full banana. I don't want to be win the division champs for five years out of eight and never make it to the big game. Without better management and a more generous payroll, this is as far as we'll ever get. The goal of the team shouldn't be just to squeak into the playoffs every year in the worst division in baseball.

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