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Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:27 pm

Only 27 going into 07, check out his career progression... He had a very quiet breakout season and primed to join the elites.

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Postby eftda » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:55 pm

Could just be his carrier year. I would expect him to post a 4.00 era next year.
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Postby pokerplaya » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:57 pm

I'm not sold on him yet. Let him post that 3.22 ERA one more time, and then I'll draft him with the elites.
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Postby cordscords » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:26 pm

Slight dive in #'s next year?

3.60, 1.25 ERA?

Still solid, but not an ace.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:34 pm

Year and a half if you go back to second half 05... He is still not in his prime but I can see why people are not sold yet.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:08 pm

He was my best this year, and I've got him tagged as my ace next year.

Hopefully, he stays healthy.

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Postby Amazinz » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:40 am

Sabathia has always had the goods to be dominant and it was just a matter of time. Nothing about Sabathia's season indicates a fluke.
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Postby jondunc » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:10 am

Shh, just let them chalk it up to a fluke. C'mon man! :-o
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Postby Ryno23 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:36 am

Yes, FLUKE, FLUKE, FLUKE!!

Meanwhile, he was a great #3 behind Santana and Zambrano this year. :-b
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:07 am

Not too many lefties in the league who can pump 95+ with a great curve and change. The biggest difference I've seen in him since the turnaround in 05 is that he is more of a pitcher now. He is not always trying to overpower with his FB but taking some speed off in favor of command and utilizing a lot of his other pitches to set up.

His peripherals look like a near-elite pitcher's and if he continues to improve, he will be up there as soon as 07. He does need to lay off the donuts in the off-season though. :-D
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