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I just work every day.
– Asdrubal Cabrera
I thank those people that thought I had lost the agility to play shortstop, because they gave me more motivation.
A lot of scouts said I was not capable to play short. Every team that came to me, they wanted me to play third, and I wanted to show everybody that they were wrong.
With my experience, I think I’ve earned that respect from the team and from my teammates.
I was afraid if I started to hit home runs, my average would drop.
I’ve got to take care of the knee to finish the season healthy.
I like it, but I think second base is too boring.
I’m not one to put a lot of pressure on myself.
When you make the playoffs, it’s like you’ve done your job for the team. I’ve got that moment in my mind all the time, and I want to be there again.
This game is crazy. You’re up and down, up and down. When you feel good, you want to be there every time for the team.
I keep working hard to show people they’re wrong.
If you want me to play second, I need time to get ready to play second. If you want me to play short, I need time.
I like to keep my team together.
I just try to do my best every at-bat. That’s what I plan to do.
Sometimes I’m wrong, sometimes not. But I’m an instinctual player.
I try to be a good teammate.
It’s hard for a shortstop to play with a guy you don’t know in the middle of the season. If you know a guy early in spring training, you’re working with them.
Only facing right-handers and not left-handers is hard for me.
That’s everyone’s motivation: to get to the playoffs and win the World Series.
I want to be there for the team.
I’m a baseball player who likes to enjoy himself and leave everything to God. He knows what’ll happen.
When you get old and play every day like I did, it’s hard. Hard on your body. You start to get sore. You gain weight. But that makes me work harder, be stronger in my mind, and show I can still play.
I don’t want to be jumping from team to team.
Scouts always think they’re right. They’re not right all the time. They don’t even know how hard it is. Most of those scouts never played baseball.
I just come every day, do my stuff before the game, work hard. You work hard, and it pays off.
They tried to make my dad play professional basketball. But he was married young, too, at 20 years old. He wanted to have a family and said that money was not enough.
It makes you feel good that another team wants you, but I play with my heart.
Everything that happened last year stays in the past.
You’re not going to put up good numbers every year.
More than anything, you have to respect the game and do things the right way.