Oakland A's Eye Orlando Cabrera Or Nomar Garciaparra

Joseph LopezCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2009

The Oakland Athletics have made it known that they are trying to replace struggling shortstop, Bobby Crosby. After failing to land free agent Rafael Furcal, the A's are said to be in the running for either Orlando Cabrera or Nomar Garciaparra.

Both Cabrera and Garciaparra are at the back-end of their career, and it's unlikely the A's would sign either one to a contract worth more than $7 or $8 million. Cabrera's asking price is around the $9-$10 million range, but it is said the A's want to get him for $5 or $6 million.

According to FOXSports.net, free agent Nomar Garciaparra is currently considering between a deal with the A's or retirement. If the A's fail to land Garciaparra, who would be a solid addition, then they'd have to pursue Cabrera a bit more aggressively.

Either way, the A's are obviously trying to contend in the AL West. With Holliday and Giambi, the A's offense is very respectable (at least the middle-of-the-lineup is). Both Nomar and Orlando would be great additions, but the price must be right in order for Beane to sign.

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