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Postby WittyC » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:44 pm

tomdoyle3 wrote:It's almost impossible to tell what he'll end up being a few years from now. A lot of it has to do with his mental makeup, and how much desire he has to manage his control.

Atleast he has one of the best pitching coaches ever on his side. ;-D


A great pitching coach who's led his team to the second-worst ERA in the bigs. :-P
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Postby NZF » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:16 pm

The thing I've noticed in his recent starts is that when he needs to throw strikes (when guys are on base) he does. Hence the lack of ER's after walking so many in so few IP.
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Postby rlee » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:47 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Like I said...there's a 10 percent chance he could do that, though the Koufax comparison is a stretch. By age 25 Koufax was in his 7th MLB season (this is Cabrera's third) and 4 of Koufax's first 6 seasons he had an ERA below league average adjusted for park (Cabrera's never had one below league average).

Randy Johnson's probably the closest thing I've seen to Cabrera in terms of talent/wildness in my lifetime. But what we forget in making those comparisons to Koufax or RJ are the dozens of other guys that never harnessed that wildness and ended up a washed up 30 year old.


You make a great point. In mentioning Koufax, I in no way meant that Cabrera would be able to turn it around that way. Simply, that it can happen. Of course, most don't.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:30 pm

rlee wrote:I don't remember specifics, but Sandy Koufax was like Cabrera his first sveral years with the Dodgers. Then all of a sudden, something clicked and as Paul Harvey would say, the rest is history.

So, yes there is a chance.


I do not think Koufax is too worried.

Cabrera can't or won't throw strikes consistently. Pretty much moot as long as that is the case.
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