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Flight #24
05-27-2009, 01:48 PM
Nats released the former O's pitcher. IIRC, Sox were at one point interested in trading for him a few years back. Might be worth a flier, you can't have too many pitchers and he's had at least spotty MLB success.

Plus, as we all know.......

Coop'll fix 'im!

DSpivack
05-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Pass. He blows.

eriqjaffe
05-27-2009, 01:51 PM
The guy led the AL in walks twice and wild pitches 3 times, and had 35 walks and 10 WPs in 40 innings(!!!!!) before the Nats realized he was even too terrible for them.

Sign him, Kenny!

palehozenychicty
05-27-2009, 01:58 PM
Pass. He blows.


What he said.

asindc
05-27-2009, 02:00 PM
Cabrera is a destitute man's version of Javy Vazquez. Above average stuff but can't make the second time through a lineup without blowing up.

DirtySox
05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
No.

Go reread the offseason thread about him and take into consideration he is throwing 3 to 5 MPH slower this year.

doublem23
05-27-2009, 02:08 PM
I don't know guys, Kannapolis's pitching staff has been pretty shaky this year.*

*Not actually sure how well or poorly the pitching has been for the Intimidators this year.

getonbckthr
05-27-2009, 02:17 PM
What about transforming him into a relief pitcher or closer?

DSpivack
05-27-2009, 02:19 PM
What about transforming him into a relief pitcher or closer?

He has serious command and control problems, I don't see him becoming a reliable reliever.

SoxGirl4Life
05-27-2009, 02:22 PM
I always looked forward to games against the Orioles that Cabrera was pitching. Why? Because the Sox usually destroyed him. I don't want to be on the other side of that scenario

LoveYourSuit
05-27-2009, 02:25 PM
How is the crappy Edwin Jackson doing these days?

Risk
05-27-2009, 02:26 PM
Pass. Cabrera sucks.

Risk

Risk
05-27-2009, 02:27 PM
What about transforming him into a relief pitcher or closer?

I don't think its a good idea to put a guy with a history of control problems into a pressure situation like a closer, or even a reliever for that matter.

Risk

soxinem1
05-27-2009, 03:03 PM
He was in probably the best place and lowest pressured situation in WAS.

He was handed a decent amount of money, a rotation spot, and the opportunity to start over.

Some guys can throw the ball through the wall, and some of them guys cannot even find the wall.

What good is a 97 MPH fastball if you cannot even throw it a majority of the time for strikes?

It is too bad but for the Nats to give him nearly $3 million guaranteed (when he has basically stunk for several years, never developed any type of consistency, and was released by a team that starves for any type of pitching) did nothing to inspire him to get any better.

Some of these guys never get it. Cabrera is one of them.

I'd pass.

Next stop: OAK, FLA, SEA, St. Paul, or some other reclamation town.

Domeshot17
05-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Also, didn't he work with Leo Mazzone in Baltimore? Coop isn't going to do much Mazzone couldn't.

oeo
05-27-2009, 04:13 PM
I don't know guys, Kannapolis's pitching staff has been pretty shaky this year.*

*Not actually sure how well or poorly the pitching has been for the Intimidators this year.

Kanny's pitching staff has been great.

doublem23
05-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Kanny's pitching staff has been great.

Did you read my disclaimer?

NDSox12
05-27-2009, 08:45 PM
Absolutely not. In addition to having zero command (his entire career), he no longer has an overpowering fastball either. He has no upside as far as I can tell.

PaleHoser
05-28-2009, 08:53 AM
Sox won't consider him because he hasn't previously sucked for the Royals.

JermaineDye05
05-28-2009, 01:22 PM
I'm sorry, but if you're released by the Nats then you have to be pretty bad.

Brian26
05-28-2009, 03:12 PM
How is the crappy Edwin Jackson doing these days?

He's on the Tigers and pitching well.

Konerko05
05-28-2009, 03:24 PM
He's on the Tigers and pitching well.

He was being sarcastic. He's comparing this thread about Cabrera to the thread about trading for Jackson in the offseason. Both pitchers had control issues and most people on this site were against trading for Jackson because "he sucks."

Unless of course you sensed his sarcasm, and you answered his question seriously but in a sarcastic manner.

I'm not sure I necessarily agree with his comparison. I don't think Cabrera will ever figure it out. As others mentioned, his fastball has also lost some serious mph. Although if it's just a minor league deal, I don't see the harm. Maybe some mechanical changes could fix both problems.