I've heard this rumor too, with enough facts (although essentially hearsay) provided by the person who told it to me to make me believe it has some legitimacy.
I've heard about these rumors, too. Something has to be true, because the Red Sox seemed to want no part of him after 2004. Maybe this will finally open some people's eyes and prevent them from whining about how we let Cabrera go and how Cabrera > whoever is playing SS. (Soon, I do think Lowrie > Cabrera.)
If the Red Sox really wanted him, they would have kept him. They didn't really want him, and there is a reason why. I think you have to trust the Sox brass judgment.
If you've actually heard these rumours from a legitimate source, tell us about it: who is your source, how do they know, are they motivated to be honest, what was the situation? Having read this thread, I have now heard these rumours and can say so, completely unlegitimised, which means absolutely nothing, because all anyone who has posited this theory has said is "I heard it too!". Did you hear it from someone who was harassed by Cabrera, someone who knows Cabrera?
If you've heard it with facts Mr, Baseball, how is it essentially hearsay? Aren't those two different things?
Look, it's an interesting theory, but please help to validate it if you're going to post it. At least HonestIago tells us he heard it from a guy who works at Fenway.
What separates this site from most internet drivel, is a desire by its readers and posters to get to some data supported points of view. The fact that nobody wants this guy, even though he is a consistent achiever means SOMETHING is up, and Bob Ryan alluded to it. I am really intrigued. What is the bad rap on Ocab, and why would Ryan intimate that he doesn't want to open himself up to a lawsuit by saying anything more? Can anyone provide much needed insight here?
EDITS: massively bad typing-as usual
Edited by shepard50, 04 October 2008 - 09:44 PM.