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Postby Frances The Mute » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:46 pm

2-1 K/bb ratio isn't THAT terrible and is a HUGE improvement to last year's funhouse 89bb to 76 K. His WHIP has been an impressive 1.19 since june.

You don't steal studs like Cabrera in your league by waiting for him to "prove it". Theres indicators right now that he's turning the corner, definately worth a chance if you can get him.

If you missed the boat on B-Rob, here's a second chance.
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Postby Irish » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:48 pm

mdHARRIS wrote:Anyone ever see that show on Comedy Central called "Curb Your Enthusiasm?" Well, that applies to Daniel.

Good luck looking like Johan with his next starts looking likes this:

@MIN
TEX
CWS
@LAA


It's actually on HBO ;-D
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Re: how could i be so right about brob and .......

Postby Irish » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:49 pm

Frances The Mute wrote:2-1 K/bb ratio isn't THAT terrible and is a HUGE improvement to last year's funhouse 89bb to 76 K. His WHIP has been an impressive 1.19 since june.

You don't steal studs like Cabrera in your league by waiting for him to "prove it". Theres indicators right now that he's turning the corner, definately worth a chance if you can get him.

If you missed the boat on B-Rob, here's a second chance.


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Postby Frances The Mute » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:52 pm

Keep your pants on. Cabrera is walking nearly 1 batter every inning. He's got ridiculous stuff but he still needs a lot more work than you can possibly fathom.


What in the world are you talking about? Are we talking about the same guy?

So far this year: 105 inings pitched, 51 bb.

Since june: 47 innings pitched, 21 bb.

Yoda you must have mis-typed your post and I have no idea what you might have meant.
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Postby Chicago RedSox » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:47 pm

I'm thinking about picking him up too. He won his last three startswhich were against (get this) the Yankees, the Red Sox, and Cleveland (who was hot at the time). 20ip, 3er, 0hr, 8bb, 19k.
The walks are still an issue, but I don't think Min, Tex, CWS, and LAA will scare him after all that.
I was holding onto Od. Perez hoping he'd turn around after his DL stint, but I might drop him now for Cabrera.
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:28 pm

Frances The Mute wrote:After a bit of thinking -- he's more like last years oliver perez, or has the potential of.

Flamethrower who might finally harness his control and dominate with high K rate. he is in a tough division and I would say that if you can control a 100 pmh fastball your better off than if you didn't have that pitch.

Unless he develops a good offspeed pitch, players will be able to adjust to the fastball.
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:19 pm

there's no way cabrera puts up a 2nd half similar to santana. an extra few miles on his fastball does not equal the devestating change santana has, along with his other pitches.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:23 pm

Repeat Santana's 2004? Not a snowball's chance in hell.

BTW where is Mark Wholers right now? Or Rick Ankiel? A lot of good their 100 MPH heat did them. And Mike MacDougal sure is tearing it up with his 100 MPH heat. Even in relief he isn't that effective, let alone pitching 7+ IP per night like Cabrera will have to do if he's going to turn into Santana.

Unless Cabrera can learn how to pitch, and not just throw, he will be useless. I'm not saying it can't happen, but it definately hasn't happened yet.
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Postby brandnew » Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:52 pm

mamorris wrote:I've never seen a guy get so much curry for something he was actually RIGHT about (or close enough anyway). Frances I can only hope you're as close with your Cabrera prediction as you were with your Roberts prediction, but he'll have to cut down on the walks before we can expect any sort of run as an elite pitcher. I still have him on any team where I can get him though, because I think he'll be decent, just not Johan Santana.



He never predicted anything on Roberts... he just rode his nuts while he was ridiculously hot. His HR's have slowed down since then, have they not?
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:32 am

He never predicted anything on Roberts... he just rode his nuts while he was ridiculously hot. His HR's have slowed down since then, have they not?


Don't start this up please.

And Roberts has 2 hrs in his last 9 games -- same as Pujols.
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