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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:49 am

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


No, probably not yet.


It really depends on roster size, configuration, and who you currently have. If you have a potential closer, or a Henry Owens type guy, he may be worth a risk, or if you have space to stash him as a potential future closer. It's all relative.
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Postby angels7777 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:50 am

how many saves has Borowski actually blown... I know of 2 off hand
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Postby Super Manny » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:52 am

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

Is that a fair assumption?

In looking at his Yahoo! Game Log, he hasn't had ANY hold opportunities...

4/11 - Came into the game in the 7th inning with the Angels winning, 2-1.
4/13 - Came into the game in the 5th inning with the White Sox winning, 6-2.
4/17 - Came into the game in the 5th inning with the Yankees winning, 8-3.
4/21 - Came into the game in the 7th inning with the Devil Rays winning, 6-5.
4/26 - Came into the game in the 10th inning against the Rangers with the score tied, 7-7.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:01 am

bigh0rt wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
angels7777 wrote:is Cabrera worth an add in a 12 teamer H2H 5x5?


No, probably not yet.


It really depends on roster size, configuration, and who you currently have. If you have a potential closer, or a Henry Owens type guy, he may be worth a risk, or if you have space to stash him as a potential future closer. It's all relative.


Point taken. But I have to assume there are better ratio guys out there in most standard 12 team leagues that are 5x5 with an average bench.
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Postby Yin_Xu88 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:22 am

got me the win today, along with 5 k's ;-D
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Postby Inukchuk » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:29 am

I'm intrigued. He's definitely going on my watch list. I love the cafe...
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Postby masterpinky0509 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:49 am

Aardsma and Cla Meredith also deserve consideration for this title.
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Re: The best middle reliever that no one owns

Postby crapshooter » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:06 am

Galt wrote: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.


Everyone of these guys were drafted in my leagues. But those are straight leagues. Just another example of why I don't like mixed leagues. It's so easy to find someone in those leagues, no need to study and learn ALL the players.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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Postby bigwords » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:52 am

His strikeout rate certainly is amazing this year, but keep in mind that he's pretty low on the Indians' bullpen depth chart. He's entering games when the Indians are losing or when the game is tied in extra innings. I guess that means he'll have vulture win opportunities, but you can get somewhat frustrated as a Cabrera owner because you might not see him even get into a game in a given week. At least for now he's not going to give you many holds or vulture saves, just a good ERA/WHIP and many strikeouts. Maybe management will figure out that he needs to be in the 7th and 8th inning instead of Roberto Hernandez and Betencourt (though the latter ain't too bad, either).
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:01 am

In response to someone who is not owned in any league I know and is doing a WONDERFUL job is the bland Joe Smith for the Mets.

Parrish and Walker on the O's are doing good things and very low owner percentage.

That's about all I got right now. I'm sure there's more.
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