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The Detroit Tigers enter the All-Star break at 52-42, 10 games over .500, and 1.5 games ahead of the competition in the AL Central standings. The Indians have lurked around like this before, it’s unlikely to last and none of the other three teams pose a threat. So, for all intents and purposes, the Tigers are headed right back to the playoffs barring something unforeseen.
The All-Star break is a good time to grade the performances of the players. I’m not a teacher and honestly couldn’t imagine being one. 30 kids staring at you, dreaming of something else, trying to find ways to irritate you. No thanks. But this is easy. Sit at home and watch a baseball game day after day and then evaluate.
I will grade on an A to E scale. Why not F? Because we didn’t have F’s where I went to school and I’m staying true.
Part 1 of this article set will focus solely on the hitters.
Austin Jackson – Grade B – Jackson is a legit difference maker but spent over a month on the DL. ...
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Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera sent his bat flying into the stands during his fourth inning at-bat in Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game.
Cabrera lost the grip on his bat after a swing and a miss on a 1-1 pitch and the bat went nearly 15 rows deep into the stands behind home plate. It was only by a stroke of good luck that...
Team: Detroit Tigers
Record: 52-42 (1st Place)
Biggest Surprise of the First Half: Jhonny Peralta(?)
To be honest, how the season is unfolding in Detroit isn’t all too shocking on nearly any front. Most assumed the bullpen might be shaky. Many were positive the Tigers had a deep rotation. The defense was going to be mediocre. Miguel Cabrera is the greatest hitter on the planet...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera, an accomplished amateur baseball player in Venezuela, taught his son how to play and love the game.
He stood in the dugout prior to Saturday nights game, watching Jose Miguel Cabrera, who goes by his middle name, take batting practice before the Detroit Tigers played the Texas Rangers. The proud father talked about the magnificent season his son is having...
DETROIT Pitching to Miguel Cabrera is a heart-pounding experience. The Detroit Tigers slugger is leading the majors in most hitting categories, as well as mound meetings.
Managers and pitching coaches trudge out to calm down pitchers, provide some sort of plan or a decision to walk him which has happened an American League-leading 60 times.
But most hesitantly pitch to him....
Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-five’s to his American League teammates. However when the 6’4″ Cabrera came to the 5’8″ Pedroia the reining...
Tigers third baseman stands 6’4″, 250 pounds. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia stands 5’8″ and 165 pounds. During the All Star pre-game introductions, Cabrera had a little fun at Pedroia’s expense. The look on Pedroia’s face – “HEY! WTF?!” via SB Nation [GIF via SB Nation]
Miguel Cabrera has the kind of numbers that draw attention from fans.
It's the same reaction from his peers, too.
''That's just like, video game, and let's just go out and have some fun and smile and laugh when we strike out,'' Washington slugger Bryce Harper said. ''It's just, Miggy is going up there and ... going `Hey, if I don't hit...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia seemingly looks for motivation wherever he can find it. After the 5-foot-8 infielder was deemed to small to play as he grew up, Pedroia is still feeding from that gigantic chip on his shoulder even as racks up accolades. He may now have a little added fire when the Sox play the Tigers now.
Pedroia was the victim of a classic high-five fake-out...
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was running through the line giving his teammates high fives after being introduced when he pulled off one of the greatest trolls ever. Everyone knows Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is small, so Cabrera offered him a low-five. Needless to say, Pedroia looked pretty upset, while everyone else found it funny; especially...
Players will often tell you that individual accolades don’t matter, which obviously means that half-season awards are child’s play. But hey, who cares?
We’ve arrived at the MLB All-Star break, which is as good a time as any to review how teams have gotten to where they are and which teams will remain in the thick of things come October. It’s also a good time to look back...
Phil Mushnick points out, "Joseph Ortiz, a reliever just up from the minors, struck out Miguel Cabrera, the defending MVP, who swung at a ball that came in belly-button-high and nearly landed in the...
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Last year, the race for the AL MVP award between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout was heated, and often times grew personal between the proponents of either side. The arguments really boiled down to "Triple Crown" versus "historical, five tool, balanced season". In the end, Cabrera won the award rather handily, and the internet grumbled.
This year, there really...
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (6’4) had some fun at the expense of 5’8 Dustin Pedroia during the MLB All-Star Game introductions last night at Citi Field. As Miggy was running down the high five line, he ducked on the Red Sox second baseman but what makes it gold is Pedey’s reaction. If that’s not a “WTF” face then I don’t know what is.
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Staying Power OK, so by now everyone knows what Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera are doing. Davis’s 37 homers before the break are the second-most all time, second only to Barry Bonds’s 39 in 2001 (the year he broke the single-season home run record with 73 dingers in a season). However, when Bonds hit 73 HR, [...]