If the Orioles complete the signing of infielder Everth Cabrera this week, there will be room to question why the club was willing to take a chance on a player who was involved in the Biogenesis scandal and has a pending charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest hanging over his head.
It's not that complicated.
The club has a positive recent history with "second-chance" players, and Cabrera potentially fills a big hole in the roster. Presumably, the team has done its homework and feels that he will not be a problem in the clubhouse. The deal appears to be pending an early resolution of the legal issue in California.
In a sense, the team inoculated itself with...