The 5 Best Remaining Free Agents For The Padres
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#5. Melky Cabrera, Corner Outfielder
Before you cringe and cry “Steroids!” know that heading into 2015, the Melk Man will be three seasons removed from his controversial season in the NL West with the San Francisco Giants. He has since moved on to Toronto, and back to the AL East, where last season in 139 games on the painful AstroTurf of Rogers Centre, he his .301 with 16 home runs and drove in 73 while scoring 81 runs.
Cabrera is a plus defender and can play all three outfield positions. He recently stated he has no desire to return to Toronto, and teams will always hold his PED use against him, thus making him an affordable option that immediately upgrades the Padres’ lineup. Cabrera just completed a contract that paid him $8 million annually, and if the Padres are looking for both offense and defense on the cheap, a three-year, $36 million dollar deal might get it done.