From the moment he and his lawyer walked into the room at his Nevada prison for his parole hearing, until he walked back for good nearly two hours later after his parole was granted, O.J. Simpson never stopped being O.J. Simpson.
He is 70 years old, he has been embedded in the public consciousness for more than 50 years — as he told the Nevada parole board commissioners himself Thursday, he’s been a big name since he was 19 — and it feels like everybody in America knows every possible thing about him.
In fact, it feels like we know too much, and if one image stuck after an end date for his nine-year prison sentence was set, he is what he is, and what he always has been.
Cabrera, a 10-year veteran, has had an up-and-down 2017 campaign. The 31-year-old got off to a hot start before leveling off. Playing through nagging injuries, Cabrera currently boasts a .257/.340/.405 batting line with nine home runs and 29 RBIs. His range is limited at short, and his bat is a little light for third base, so a team looking for help at second may be the best fit for Cabrera.
Unhappy with his playing time and a move to second base, Cabrera requested a trade at the end of June and it seems like a foregone conclusion he will be dealt.
Who could be interested: Several teams are looking for infield depth. The early Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys favorites are the Mariners and Indians, Cabrera’s original team, but others could be interested. The Sports Cheap Jerseys Red Sox could be an option even after calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to man third base.