Perhaps the most discussed topic outside of the Indians early pitching issues has been the shortstop position in Cleveland. The discussion of what to do there is quite polarizing, and can be easily seen in but a few tweets.
Michael Brantley's .728 OPS was 10th out of 12 qualified LF's in 2013.
Asdrubal Cabrera's .700 OPS was 6th out of 17 qualified SS's.—
Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob) April 13, 2014
The rationally positive, highlighting the league wide dearth at shortstop as well as part of Asdrubal Cabrera’s positive value or semblance of.
Then the unavoidable subjective conclusion which, while drawn from a limited sample of visual experience, when combined with last seasons struggle appears to have some validity.
It's time to sit Cabby—
Hiram Boyd (@hiramboyd) April 13, 2014
Cabrera is a relatively complex being or perhaps we have made him so, with some sort of blind commitment to specific approaches to his talents. While we frequently discuss the idea of five tool players, often overvaluing arm strength for outfielders as well as our ability to measure its impact, with Cabrera we must monitor three “tools”. The three tools or pieces are: the ability to hit for power, the ability to get on base, and the ability to play defense.