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Listening to Mike Berardino's one-hour show with Hank on WQAM, he seems to think that the Marlins could call him up literally as soon as he gets comfortable out in left field. He played his 2nd game in the OF and supposedly made a leaping catch out there, while continuing to pound AA pitching. He said he wouldn't be surprised to even see him up by the All-Star break. Perhaps they'll make a deal and bring up Cabrera right around the same time.

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This Fish have a very good AA team, AAA is not as wonderful. Get him up only if he is truely comfortable with LF. LF is a big responsibility. I heard he didn't have much range in a scouting report, is this true? (I hope not)

a scouting report on him in LF?

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Everything you heard from Berardino you could have read on the AA team website (www.gomudcats.com) or in the Zebulon daily newspaper online.

 

He added exactly zero to what is already out there for mass consumption.

 

As for why not send the kid (Cabrera) to AAA for a few weeks before sending him here, The 'Topes have had enough disruption this year, there's nothing he's going to learn there in ten days or two weeks, and the thinking is to let him play left field for the Mudcats without having to make a transition to Albuquerque.

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He's not a baseball writer? What is he then?

 

Everything you heard from Berardino you could have read on the AA team website (www.gomudcats.com) or in the Zebulon daily newspaper online.

 

Ok, I guess I don't read the Zebulon daily paper quite as much as I shoud... :rolleyes:

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He is a sports pundit, like LeBatard, but nowhere near as negative. To me he is not credible since he started this vandetta with management.

 

I love the way Berardino has had to eat his words about the Marlins bringing up Willis instead of the other pitcher who is at AAA, supposedly to save $$! (Search the forum for the anti-Marlins bringing up Willis article/editorial vandetta thread for more info) He looked just plain idiotic, when he doubled back and had to write an article on Willis being the talk of baseball.

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I heard he didn't have much range in a scouting report, is this true? (I hope not)

What you may have heard is that he was orginally a shortstop, but he grew so much that he just didn't have the range at that position. He had no problems fielding the third base position nor will he have a problem in left field.

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He is a sports pundit, like LeBatard, but nowhere near as negative. To me he is not credible since he started this vandetta with management.

 

I love the way Berardino has had to eat his words about the Marlins bringing up Willis instead of the other pitcher who is at AAA, supposedly to save $$! (Search the forum for the anti-Marlins bringing up Willis article/editorial vandetta thread for more info) He looked just plain idiotic, when he doubled back and had to write an article on Willis being the talk of baseball.

Are you sure about that? Because what I recall him saying was that the only reason the Marlins didn't call Willis up even sooner was that they were trying to save money. And what "other pitcher" at AAA are you talking about? Justin Wayne? There was no chance of him coming up again. Maybe I'm not remembering it right...

 

It is true that he seems to be at odds with the front office lately, but he wouldn't be alone there. I think he's pretty objective, all things considered. Not award-winning journalism or anything, but he's better than most of the writers down here...

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