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.