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2 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

I question the narrative that Dh'ing will help him stay healthier.  I think if he is going to get injured it's going to be swinging and/or running the bases.  In fact staying loose out in the field may actually help him vs. trying to stay loose in the dugout for the 95% of the game where he's not hitting.   

Hasn't he in fact gotten hurt several times swinging and running? Seems to be a relevant point you make.

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12 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

I question the narrative that Dh'ing will help him stay healthier.  I think if he is going to get injured it's going to be swinging and/or running the bases.  In fact staying loose out in the field may actually help him vs. trying to stay loose in the dugout for the 95% of the game where he's not hitting.   

So don't run the bases hard.  Just jog from one base to the next.  

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On 3/6/2019 at 7:52 PM, Gehringer_2 said:

the thing is that Ortiz is a not a good comp to Cabrera. Ortiz's glove was his sworn enemy from the day he made the big leagues, not the least of the reasons MN was so willing to let him go. David never cared to play the field.

Cabrera grew up as shortstop, outgrew that and went to the OF, back to 3rd and ultimately to 1st, but he has always seen himself as two way player, and as a matter of fact he is not a bad 1B at all. Asking Cabrera to be David Ortiz is possible, but it's a bigger ask than it ever was for Ortiz himself.

Plus the point stands that as long as Cabrera is going to swing hard and run the bases, he is far better protected from injury by dedication to his workout regimen than by DH'ing.

All that said, he will probably come around in his own time when playing 1st starts feeling harder so to me it's probably counter productive to push him on it all that much.

I don't know why you can't have a strong workout regime while DH'ing.  In fact, I would think most current DH's have one.

I don't question that Cabrera wants to play first.  Or that it is a big ask of him to play DH.  That doesn't change my mind though that it is best for the team for him to DH. 

It's all speculation but I have hard time believing that if it was presented to Cabrera the right way, he would refuse to play DH.  

 

 

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I think if Cabrera only DHed, he could stay fresh and also concentrate on staying limber between at bats.  Playing in the field can take a lot out of big guy like Cabrera as he gets older.  As Gehringer pointed out though, the most important thing for him regardless of where he plays is probably conditioning.    

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22 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

I question the narrative that Dh'ing will help him stay healthier.  I think if he is going to get injured it's going to be swinging and/or running the bases.  In fact staying loose out in the field may actually help him vs. trying to stay loose in the dugout for the 95% of the game where he's not hitting.   

agree; Thome had to stretch his back both before and during games to keep loose.

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My take away from this thread: Miguel is going to basically die if he plays an inning of first base. 

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13 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

My take away from this thread: Miguel is going to basically die if he plays an inning of first base. 

My take away from this thread: ..these fans just want Miguel to stay healthy for a full season.

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13 hours ago, Keepleyland2 said:

My take away from this thread: Miguel is going to basically die if he plays an inning of first base. 

My take: paranoid fans want to see him play everyday for their own satisfaction rather than doing what's right for him. 

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15 minutes ago, Tigrrfan said:

My take away from this thread: ..these fans just want Miguel to stay healthy for a full season.

Him playing first base is not gonna kill him. You guys make it seem like hes gonna die if he plays first.

As far as I can remember he didnt blow up his bicep going to cover the bag or roll his ankle reaching for a ground ball. I think everybody is way way way to worried about him playing first and thing if he only plays 50 games there it's some magical elixir to keep him healthy for 150 games 

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9 minutes ago, Yoda said:

My take: paranoid fans want to see him play everyday for their own satisfaction rather than doing what's right for him. 

I want miguel to do what miguel wants to do. If he want to play first so be it

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So, which side is which?  Is the "Cabrera should be allowed to play 1B all the time" side the pearl clutchers and the "Cabrera should only be a DH" side the bubble wrappers?

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1 hour ago, Yoda said:

My take: paranoid fans want to see him play everyday for their own satisfaction rather than doing what's right for him. 

Why are these fans paranoid exactly?

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5 minutes ago, LooseGoose said:

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Cabrera has put on a few pounds. 

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1 minute ago, Shelton said:

Cabrera has put on a few pounds. 

the high fiber diet hasn't been good for him.

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