Sunday, July 17, 2005

Angels Activate Cabrera from the DL send down Pride

I have an irrational man love for Curtis Pride and am disappointed to see him get sent down. He's a little long in the tooth at this point, but he can still handel centerfield and can hit as much as half the players on MLB benches.

Cabrera, the worst free agent signing in last years off season, is back for the Angels and blocks Maicer Izturis from every day duty. The Angels have as many grade B or better middle infield prospects as any team I've ever seen, everywhere on the developmental curve which makes the Cabrera signing so bad. Bill Stoneham is better than that normally. It also cost them Craig Hansen, when the Sox drafted him with compensation pick.