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Sabathia cannot handle playoff pressure

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  • Sabathia cannot handle playoff pressure

    True, pitching on short rest may have caught up with him, but this is the third lousy postseason start in the row. Some team is going to give him ridiculous money when he hasn't proved himself when it matters most.

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    Wasn't he great in his last start, a playoff-like game?
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    • #3
      Oh, yeah, let's give him the Alex Rodriguez Choker Award after just his fifth postseason game. That's smart.
      46 wins to match last year's total

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      • #4
        Maybe a Mets fan isn't the best person to talk about who is and who isn't a choker.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
          Maybe a Mets fan isn't the best person to talk about who is and who isn't a choker.
          Somebody call the fire department - the Mets fanbase just got BURNED.

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          • #6
            I will say he hasn't pitched well in any of his playoff games, but does that necessarily make him a "choker"? I think a person who chokes is one who succumbs to the pressure of the situation. Is Sabathia really succumbing to the pressure of the situation? Do we know that for sure?
            Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 10-02-2008, 10:23 PM.
            46 wins to match last year's total

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
              Maybe a Mets fan isn't the best person to talk about who is and who isn't a choker.
              Well at least we don't trade our team away every year. Now back to the topic on hand. A team is gonna spend 7 years and a lot of money on this guy. This guy did pitch great to help the Brewers to make the playoffs. However if he goes to lets say a yankees he's gonna have to do a lot better or its gonna be a long time for him there. I will say however he was playing in phily which is a joke of a park and your bound to give up a few runs there.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
                Maybe a Mets fan isn't the best person to talk about who is and who isn't a choker.
                Harsh.

                Anyway, Sabathia has pitched on three days a number of occasions since September began. He's a choker, because a offensive club like the Phillies hit him? That's fair. Brewers should have pushed him back to Game 3, but look at their situation, they had no choice.

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                • #9
                  this question is retardiculous

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                    Wasn't he great in his last start, a playoff-like game?
                    It was against the Iowa Cubs, remember.

                    I'm not calling CC a "choker" just yet, but his playoff numbers are terrible.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by psbaseballfan27 View Post
                      Well at least we don't trade our team away every year.
                      They've had a heck of a lot more success over the years than the Mets have.
                      Originally posted by Domenic
                      The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Berkman#17 View Post
                        It was against the Iowa Cubs, remember.

                        I'm not calling CC a "choker" just yet, but his playoff numbers are terrible.
                        http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/new...=home&c_id=mil

                        What are you talking about? A majority of the Cub starters were in the lineup and remain in the lineup.

                        If you wanted to say the Brewers offense went up against minor league pitching, that's not entirely untrue, but to say the Cubs threw a minor league starting lineup out there on Sunday isn't true.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Westlake View Post
                          They've had a heck of a lot more success over the years than the Mets have.
                          How many world titles have thr A's won recently? No wait how many times have they made the world series? In terms of getting to the playoff yes but they haven't won in the postseason under the current structure and now they end up trading their season away. (Rich Harden anyone?)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
                            Maybe a Mets fan isn't the best person to talk about who is and who isn't a choker.
                            Actually we are because we are the most capable at identifying chokers.

                            Now, everyone quit bickering about the Mets and A's. It's irrelevant to the discussion.

                            The reason Sabathia sucks is simple. He's gassed. He threw 241 IP last year and 253 IP this year. He simply has nothing left in the tank by now. Thank Ned Yost for having him throw complete games when the team was up 6-8 runs.
                            Last edited by NYMets523; 10-03-2008, 07:20 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Playoff pressure is way overrated for someone who has been in the league as long as CC, i dont believe the fact that it was just the playoffs is why he had a bad game. The guy has been a beast, he had an off day against a good hitting team.

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