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Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes says free-agent OF Melky Cabrera has agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Blue Jays.

That's a lot of money to invest in a player like Cabrera, who comes with baggage and a less than clear projection. From a Mets perspective, I think it was the correct move to stay away. The only way the Mets could have taken a risk on Cabrera is if they had a way to transition or simply make Cabrera a fourth outfielder comfortably without having to scramble to find production from his replacement(s). Otherwise, the Mets need more certainty from their starting outfielders, and I don't think they have the depth to take this kind of gamble.

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Contract: Cabrera, 28, signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Giants before the 2012 season. He is now a free agent.

Stats: Cabrera was hitting .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBI in 113 games before being suspended for 50 games for a PED violation – he was eligible to return to the Giants during the playoffs, but the Giants opted not to reinstate him to the roster.

In addition, a friend of Cabrera fabricated a website of a supplement company in an attempt to prove Cabrera purchased a tainted supplement containing the banned substance.


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