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    If the Marlins' clubhouse were a baseball, it might be coming apart at the seams.

    A.J. Burnett was sent home this week by the team after derogatory remarks he made about the franchise. But of even greater concern might be the attitude of budding star Miguel Cabrera.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that Cabrera's teammates and some Marlins officials are concerned about the 22-year-old slugger's attitude and work ethic.

    Cabrera was not in the lineup Monday, serving a one-game suspension for showing up late to a game in Atlanta on Sunday. He also wasn't in the lineup last Thursday in New York after not reporting on time to a medical treatment after fouling a ball off his knee the night before, the newspaper reported.

    Also, Cabrera stopped shagging fly balls in July and August, instead sitting in the dugout with friends from his native Venezuela, the Post reported, and only resumed the pregame activity after a talk with Hall of Famer Tony Perez, a special assistant for the team.

    "Sometimes fame comes too quickly," Perez told the Post. "He has the ability; everybody knows that. He's got a great future ahead of him, but that's up to him."

    Cabrera's attitude has cost him respect in the clubhouse, some Marlins players told the Post. Marlins veteran Jeff Conine told the newspaper that a player should have a heart to heart with Cabrera.

    Cabrera isn't in the mood for a lecture, however.

    "[Forget] the veterans," he told the Post. "They haven't told me anything and they better not come tell me anything, either.

    "I don't want to hear anything else. I want to play baseball, give what I have to give on the field of play, and win. That's all I want. ...

    "Everyone here is a grown man," he told the newspaper. "Everyone knows what he's doing. And I'm not going to go crazy worrying about these things."

    Perez told the Post he believes Cabrera is just going through a phase.

    "I think he sees that baseball is what he wants to do, what he loves. He has all my support, but he has to be willing to listen. What you say can't go in one ear and out the other," he told the newspaper.

    In 154 games this season, Cabera is batting .321 with 32 homers and 112 RBI.[/b][/quote]

    I think they should definitely rid themselves of this locker room cancer. Perhaps to us for...
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  • #2
    In that SI issue that listed the great young players in the game, it was written up that Cabrera and Pujols were close friends and such...guess ole Albert's work ethic didn't rub off on Miguel...

    Then again, this story shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone as he's been known to have lazy issues in the past...

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    • #3
      QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 28 2005, 11:08 AM) Quoted post

      In that SI issue that listed the great young players in the game, it was written up that Cabrera and Pujols were close friends and such...guess ole Albert's work ethic didn't rub off on Miguel...

      Then again, this story shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone as he's been known to have lazy issues in the past...
      [/b][/quote]

      Really? I had no idea until reading this. What other kinds of stories have leaked out about the kid?
      Of course you do.

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      • #4
        QUOTE(ShortHop @ Sep 28 2005, 11:10 AM) Quoted post

        QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 28 2005, 11:08 AM) Quoted post

        In that SI issue that listed the great young players in the game, it was written up that Cabrera and Pujols were close friends and such...guess ole Albert's work ethic didn't rub off on Miguel...

        Then again, this story shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone as he's been known to have lazy issues in the past...
        [/b][/quote]

        Really? I had no idea until reading this. What other kinds of stories have leaked out about the kid?
        [/b][/quote]
        He's had lazy tendencies playing the OF after being moved from 3b...as the article suggests, he doesn't seem to want to work @ it...

        I've seen a few Marlins games where he was loafing a bit on flyballs to the OF and making half-assed throws to his cut-off man, too...he's kinda loafed playing third recently, too, but that could be a result of the ball club's overall mood

        I know Albert thinks the world of him....

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        • #5
          QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 28 2005, 11:21 AM) Quoted post

          I've seen a few Marlins games where he was loafing a bit on flyballs to the OF and making half-assed throws to his cut-off man, too...he's kinda loafed playing third recently, too, but that could be a result of the ball club's overall mood
          [/b][/quote]
          So, we should recruit him to play OF for the Badger's next year? He would fit right in. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            this story makes you appreciate Albert more.
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            • #7
              I'll take him on the Cardinals anyday.
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              • #8
                QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 28 2005, 11:44 AM) Quoted post

                I'll take him on the Cardinals anyday.
                [/b][/quote]
                I think in that SI article, Pujols was already lobbying him [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 28 2005, 11:55 AM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 28 2005, 11:44 AM) Quoted post

                  I'll take him on the Cardinals anyday.
                  [/b][/quote]
                  I think in that SI article, Pujols was already lobbying him [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
                  [/b][/quote]

                  John Gall should get him.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 28 2005, 11:55 AM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Sep 28 2005, 11:44 AM) Quoted post

                    I'll take him on the Cardinals anyday.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    I think in that SI article, Pujols was already lobbying him [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
                    [/b][/quote]

                    What about the CHEMISTRY?

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