Today’s wild thought centers around the World Baseball Classic – as that seems to be the big topic in baseball these days – and, of course, it has a Yankees twist…this being WasWatching.com and all…
Suppose, and, of course, heaven forbid, Derek Jeter gets injured playing in the WBC – injured bad enough that it would bring cause for him to miss the entire 2009 baseball season. That would be terrible news for the Yankees and their fans.
If this were to happen, I could see the Yankees quickly going out and signing Orlando Cabrera – who’s still out there looking for a job – to a one-year deal to plug the gap with Jeter out. Such a move, under those conditions, would not seem like a reach.
How weird would that be – to see Orlando Cabrera playing shortstop for the Yankees on Opening Day – at the new Yankee Stadium? For me, that would be bizarre.
And, what if the Yankees went on to win a World Series ring, in 2009, with Orlando Cabrera as their starting shortstop? I wonder how that would sit with Yankees fans and/or the legacy of Derek Jeter?
Yeah, I know, this is pie in the sky stuff. The odds of it happening are probably something that can’t be calculated. Then again, that’s what wild thoughts are all about, right?
Let’s just hope that Jeter doesn’t get hurt in the WBC…