With Melky Cabrera playing the best baseball of his life, I asked if the Yankees should try to trade him while he has likely reached his peak value. A strong turnout in votes showed a clear statement to keep the beloved Melk-man. Here are the full results:
Trade him!: 17%
Keep him!: 56%
Hasn’t reached potential yet: 15%
Trade Gardner instead: 10%
I was surprised to see so many Melky supporters, especially with the number of people that said he still has room for improvement. Batting over .300 is a lot to ask for a No. 9 hitter. It may be one of the toughest things to judge when a player has reached his peak. Let’s hope Mr. Clutch can maintain this production for the rest of the season.
Check out next week’s poll on the left pane: Which AL East teams are in playoff contention?