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Francona dials pressure way up on Cabrera

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07:20 AM ET 08.09 | By position, Asdrubal Cabrera has been the Indians' cleanup batter for more than two weeks. [He's] batting .210 with one homer and seven RBI. In his past seven games, Cabrera is batting .103 with one RBI. In either case, the move hasn't worked to anyone's satisfaction. ... In addressing whether to keep Cabrera at the cleanup spot, [Terry Francona] said, "Anybody play black jack? You know how you go through runs. If I move Cabrera to sixth or seventh, [there will come a time when] he's going to get hot. When he does get hot, I'd like to get the most out of it. To be bluntly honest, if he doesn't get hot, we might not be good enough. For us to be good enough, he has to be [productive]. And I don't mean to put all that on him."

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August 9, 2013  08:32 AM ET

The smoke is clearing and the mirrors broke.

August 9, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The smoke is clearing and the mirrors broke.

What is the deal with Cabrera though, Slinky? He seems like he has massively underachieved this year. I targeted him in my fantasy draft, but maybe he is not as good as I was thinking he was.

August 9, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The smoke is clearing and the mirrors broke.

Nice Slink - very nice..... Though Brantley is doing well for me in the DLFL....

August 9, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The smoke is clearing and Kluber is broke.

I know..........

<looks at DLFL roster and sighs>

August 9, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I know..........<looks at DLFL roster and sighs>

At least I look at mine and laugh at this point.

August 9, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nice Slink - very nice..... Though Brantley is doing well for me in the DLFL....

He showed off a cannon last night almost nailing Fielder at 2nd.

August 9, 2013  01:13 PM ET

With K Burn on the mound last night things are looking up

August 9, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What is the deal with Cabrera though, Slinky? He seems like he has massively underachieved this year. I targeted him in my fantasy draft, but maybe he is not as good as I was thinking he was.

Dude... I did get him in my Fantasy Draft...

I think he had 1 stretch of games this year that made me feel good about my pick.

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August 10, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Some Guys feel more comfortable in the lower half of the lineup, once he feels ready, that's when they produce!

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