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The best middle reliever that no one owns

Postby Galt » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:01 am

Fernando Cabrera.

I picked him up a couple days ago. He's owned in 6% of Sportsline leagues.

Turnbow is owned in 18%
Howry is owned in 10%
Heilman is owned in 9%
Coffey is owned in 8%
Pineiro is owned in 8%

etc.

* He has been a K machine his entire career (70+ ks in 60 innings last year and a K/9 of nearly 11 since 2004)
* His big problem last year was walks, but that was anomolous of his prior career (nearly 5 K/9 last year but about 3.4 prior to that)
* Borowski sucks. We all know that. Even the Indians know that. They didn't want him to be their closer. The only reason he is their closer is because Foulke retired.
* Borowski is a free agent after this year. Not only is Cabrera a must have in keeper leagues, but Borowski will probably be gone (at the latest) by August
* After tonight, Cabrera is at 15ks and 3 walks in 10 2/3 innings
* He will outpitch Zumaya this year.
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Postby kardiak » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:07 am

Interesting article about his slider...and Cole Hamels. I know that at one point in his career he started...but does anybody else find it interesting how the Indians keep sending him out for two innings at a time?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns
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Postby Galt » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:10 am

Tigers did that with Zumaya last year as well. Shields has also been doing that for a while.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:13 am

Shhh ;-)
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Postby Super Manny » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:18 am

Where's GoToWarMissAgnes...?

I'd love to hear his thoughts on Cabrera. I'm considering picking him up in a HLDS league.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:19 am

Super Manny wrote:Where's GoToWarMissAgnes...?

I'd love to hear his thoughts on Cabrera. I'm considering picking him up in a HLDS league.


No holds yet, but the numbers are certainly there. I'm definitely going to consider him...thanks for the tip. ;-D
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Postby RynMan » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:25 am

I gotta think this guy could get a shot at closing this year. Borowski is horrible.

Horrible.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:40 am

Well I guess with Betancourt the 8th innning guy, he hasn't had many opportunities for holds?

Is that a fair assumption?
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Postby angels7777 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:43 am

is Cabrera worth an add in a 12 teamer H2H 5x5?
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:44 am

angels7777 wrote:is Cabrera worth an add in a 12 teamer H2H 5x5?


No, probably not yet.
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