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Cabrera would love to play alongside Pujols (spanish)

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Miguel Cabrera no es Albert Pujols. De hecho, los primeros seis a?os de la carrera de Pujols han sido ?nicos en la historia del b?isbol.

Pero cuando se busca proyectar el futuro del antesalista venezolano de los Marlins de Florida el punto de referencia m?s adecuado es el historial del inicialista dominicano de los Cardenales de San Luis.

Ambos son bateadores derechos que irrumpieron exitosamente en las ligas mayores a una edad en que la mayor?a de sus colegas est?n afanando por aprender los secretos del bateo en las ligas menores.

Cabrera, quien cumple 24 a?os esta semana, ha sido uno de los bateadores m?s consistentes de las Grandes Ligas los ?ltimos cinco a?os y su arrancada del 2007 solamente ha provocado que aumenten las comparaciones con Pujols.

Cabrera es l?der en la Liga Nacional en empujadas (13), porcentaje de embase (.520) y producci?n u OPS (1,341). Adem?s es tercero en bateo (.410), segundo en jonrones (4) y tercero en bases por bolas (9).

"Solamente van dos semanas de juego, eso no es nada", dijo Cabrera a ESPNdeportes.com. "La temporada de Grandes Ligas es muy larga y uno nunca puede comenzar a celebrar en abril", agreg? Cabrera, quien batea .312 con 108 jonrones y 417 carreras impulsadas en su carrera.

El a?o pasado, cuando tuvo promedio de .339, Cabrera pele? el t?tulo de bateo hasta el ?ltimo d?a de la temporada con Freddy S?nchez, quien finaliz? con .344.

El venezolano agreg? 26 jonrones, 50 dobles y 114 carreras empujadas.

En febrero, el tres veces Todos Estrellas gan? su primera audiencia de arbitraje salarial a los Marlins. Cabrera, quien deveng? 472 mil d?lares la temporada pasada, ganar? 7.4 millones este a?o.

En febrero del 2004, Pujols evit? el arbitraje salarial y firm? un contrato de 100 millones por siete temporadas con San Luis. El pelotero estaba solicitando aumentar su salario de 950 mil d?lares a 10.5 millones.

Pujols, de 27 a?os, batea .330 con 251 jonrones y 760 carreras impulsadas en seis temporadas. Podr?a declararse agente libre despu?s del 2010, pero San Luis tiene una cl?usula de 16 millones para el 2011.

Aunque Cabrera no podr? optar por la agencia libre hasta despu?s de la temporada del 2009, el gran incremento de su salario en los pr?ximos dos a?os podr?a obligar a los Marlins a cambiarlo a un equipo con mayor poder econ?mico.

Cabrera no oculta su gran admiraci?n por Pujols y el deseo de poder jugar junto a ?l alg?n d?a.

"Pujols es el mejor. Es mi ?dolo", dijo Cabrera. "De ser cambiado, me gustar?a jugar junto a Pujols en San Luis, aunque preferir?a que sea Pujols quien pase a los Marlins. Pero me gustar?a mucho jugar con ?l", agreg?.

"Es un jugador que ha puesto consistentemente una producci?n fuera de serie en cada una de sus temporadas y ya se gan? un Guante de Oro por su buena defensa", dijo Cabrera de Pujols.

Cabrera descart? seguir los pasos de Pujols y mudarse de la tercera a la primera base.

"Creo que puedo seguir mejorando en la tercera base, aunque uno nunca sabe lo que pasar? en el futuro. Pero no me gustar?a cambiar de posici?n", dijo Cabrera, quien ha jugado en las esquinas de los jardines y la tercera base desde que debut? con Florida en junio del 2003.

?Intrigado ante la idea de jugar con los Yankees de Nueva York?

"No me gustar?a jugar con los Yankees. Tienen demasiadas reglas, eso es lo que pienso", dijo Cabrera. "Eso no est? en mis manos. Pero no creo que eso suceda", agreg?.
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story...amp;type=column

Very interesting article - I'll try to translate this for the non spanish speaking crowd.
 

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I can't read Spanish but Miggy wants to become a Cardinal? :confused
 

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Very interesting article - I'll try to translate this for the non spanish speaking crowd.
Considering this is an English speaking dominated message board, I'd say thats a good idea.
 
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He would love to play with Pujols. He wouldn't mind doing it in St Louis, but he would prefer Pujols as a Marlin. :thumbup
 

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what power hitter wouldnt want to play with pujols? that said...if the marlins can come up with equal money for cabs, im sure he wouldnt have many reasons to leave
 

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These are the tranlations of his quotes regarding the Yankees and Cardinals:

Pujols is the best. He's my idol. If I get traded, I would like to play next to Pujols in St. Louis, although I would prefer if Pujols would come to the Marlins. I would like to play with him.

I would not like to play for the Yankees. They have too many rules, that's what I think. That's not in my hands but I don't think it will happen.
 

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I would love for Pujols to become a marlin too
Just imagine our lineup :drool .
 

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Miguel Cabrera is no Albert Pujols. The first six years in Pujols? career have been quite unique in the history of baseball.

But when you look to project the future of the Venezuelan third baseman of the Florida Marlins, the most adequate point of reference is the Dominican first baseman of the St. Louis Cardenals.

Both are right handed hitters who broke into the major leagues at an age where most of their colleagues were learning the secrets of hitting in the minors.

Cabrera, who turns 24 this week, has been one of the most consistent major league hitters the past five years and his fast start in 2007 has only provoked increased comparisons to Pujols.

Cabrera leads the National League in RBIs (13), On base % (.520), and OPS (1.341). He is also third in the league in hitting (.410), second in homeruns (4) and third in walks (9).

?Only two weeks have gone by, that?s nothing?, said Cabrera to ESPNdeportes.com. ?The major league season is too long and one can never begin to celebrate in April?, added Cabrera, who is hitting .312 with 108 homeruns and 417 RBIs in his career.

Last year, when he hit .339, Cabrera was in the race for the batting title until the last day of the season with Freddy Sanchez, who finished at .344.

The Venezuelan added 26 homers, 50 doubles, and 114 RBIs.

In February, the three-time All Star won his first salary arbitration hearing against the Marlins. Cabrera, who earned $472,000 the previous season, will earn $7.4 million this year.

In February of 2004, Pujols avoided salary arbitration and signed a seven year contract for $100 million with St. Louis. Pujols was looking to increase his salary from $950,000 to $10.5 million

Pujols, 27, is hitting .330 with 251 homeruns and 760 RBIs in six seasons. He could become a free agent after 2010, but St. Louis has an option valued at $16 million for 2011.

Although Cabrera can?t opt for free agency until after the 2009 season, the great increase in salary in the next two years could force the Marlins to trade him to a team with better economic power.

Cabrera does not hide his great admiration for Pujols and his desire to one day play alongside him.

?Pujols is the best. He?s my idol?, Cabrera said. ?About being traded, I would like to play with Pujols in St. Louis, although I would prefer for Pujols to join the Marlins. But I would love to play alongside him?, he added.

"Es un jugador que ha puesto consistentemente una producci?n fuera de serie en cada una de sus temporadas y ya se gan? un Guante de Oro por su buena defensa", dijo Cabrera de Pujols.

Cabrera discarded the thought of following Pujols? steps and move from third base to first base.

?I think I can continue to improve at third base, although you never know what will happen in the future. But I wouldn?t like to switch positions?, Cabrera said, who has played in the outfield and at third base since his debut with Florida in June of 2003.

Are you intrigued of the idea to play for the New York Yankees?

?I would not like to play with the Yankees. They have too many rules, that?s what I think?, said Cabrera. ?That?s not in my hands. But I don?t think it will happen?, he added.
 
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Cabrera es el mejor! Sadly I think our owner will trade him or let him walk away when he is very expensive, but I hope that's not the case.
 

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Great, Cabrera's already talking about where he wants to play after the Marlins. Meanwhile, Pujols is locked up long term. At least one franchise knows how to keep their future hall of famers.
 

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