It’s a big release day today because if players without guaranteed contracts are cut today they can be disposed of with 30-days’ termination pay as opposed to a full year’s salary. That may have had something to do with Elijah Dukes’ thing, of course. It’s also why the White Sox just cut Daniel Cabrera.
Daniel Cabrera is not a significant figure in baseball history, but he’s one that I’ve spent more time thinking about than I probably should have. That’s what happens when you’re a pitching junkie like I am and you encounter a guy with outrageously good stuff but who has no idea where the ball is going. I had figured that maybe he’d have a shot to make a team now that he’s on board with becoming a reliever, but it’s just not happening. Probably never should have figured it would.
Mid-90s fastball, great raw stuff, and all he has to show for it is a 48-64 record and 5.10 ERA
in 154 career starts. Pitching is hard.