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.
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.
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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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?