acsguitar wrote:Daniel Cabrera is now starting for them and pitched excellent in his major league debut (to early to say anything but lets just go with it)
I tend to agree with what I read the other day on Cabrera on Sportsline. Don't know much about the kid myself, but this made some sense to me:
sportsline.com wrote:Daniel Cabrera, SP, Baltimore
He did a fine job in his major-league debut last Thursday, shutting out the White Sox for six innings and earning a longer look as the Orioles' fifth starter. However, Cabrera might be in a little over his head at age 22. He had just five games' experience above Class A ball (all with Double-A Bowie this season), and is coming off a year where he was rather inconsistent with his command. Cabrera has a lightning arm, throws a mid-90s fastball and decent slider, but he regularly racks up high pitch counts and doesn't last deep into games. For a pitcher who allowed just two hits and three walks in his debut, Cabrera's 91 pitches seem fairly high, especially since only 51 of those were strikes. He probably benefited from facing a team that had no scouting reports on him, but the league shouldn't take long to catch up to his stuff. Cabrera seems likely to be knocked back to the minors before the All-Star break, so while he's worth the short-term gamble in AL-only formats, he's better in keeper leagues.
If the O's could get some pitching help they could very well make a great run at the East. Unfortunately I don't think Cabrera and Lopez are this year's answers. NY and Boston neither have played as well as they are capable of (NY because of a slow start, and Boston because of injuries), so Baltimore's chances are just going to go downhill as the year goes on. If Baltimore were only in the Central, then they'd have a good shot at the postseason.