Originally Posted by DSpivack
Thomas looks better against many of his competitors because he was clean and many others were not.
Cabrera looks better as his numbers are all the more amazing when comparing him to his peers.
As you said, we'll never know.
It's interesting to me that while for years Cabrera looked nearly as good as Pujols, most people would have probably expected Pujols to finish with the more amazing career. Now, I'm not so sure. The only glaring difference is their team's playoff performances.
I agree completely, as I thought Cabrera's weight problems would eventually hurt his productivity, but it doesn't seem to matter what he looks like. He just keeps hitting... and hitting... and hitting.