Found January 30, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Depending on your way of thinking, the Detroit Tigers' decision to make room for Prince Fielder by moving Miguel Cabrera to third base ranges from being a questionable decision to a catastrophically stupid one.
Miggy is a fantastic hitter but, even at first base, he is a miserable defender. At third... gentlemen, start your blooper reels. As you've know doubt read countless times over, Cabrera was a defensive disaster at third base the last time he played there full-time back in 2007 (-16 Defense Runs Saved). That was five years and probably thirty pounds ago. How can Detroit possibly expect him to be any better as a hot corner defender than he was before they were compelled to move him across the diamond now that he is older and heavier?
Well, the Tigers can't turn back time to make Miguel younger, but they can make his waistline slimmer and therein might lie Detroit's secret motivation for this seemingly inferior defensive alignment.
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The Detroit Tigers now have Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young, and yet still claim to lack a DH. In this episode of FanGraphs Audio, managing editor Dave Cameron explains how that’s possible. Also discussed: Roy Oswalt’s Final Destination, a pair of cheap pitchers, finding the next Michael Pineda.
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Nice corn rows dork. Have fun in Detroit, say hi to Eminem for us.
Saw this song on the facetube. Very accurate lyrics….good bye Fielder, good bye.
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Manager Jim Leyland is already filling out lineup cards, and the left-handed bat of Prince Fielder is going to help keep things for balanced for him throughout the lineup. Plus, hitting coach Lloyd McClendon has been hard at work with Austin Jackson this off-season.
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It's now been seven days and counting since the Detroit Tigers shook up the American League by agreeing to a nine-year deal, $214 million deal with free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
The Detroit Tigers announced Monday that Victor Martinez underwent left knee surgery last Friday.
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We expect power hitters to be big men. According to Baseball-Reference.com, of the 25 players who have hit at least 500 home runs, only four stood less than 6 feet in height: Willie Mays (5-feet-10), Mickey Mantle (5-11), Mel Ott (5-9) and former Tiger Gary Sheffield (5-11). Prince Fielder, who already has 230 homers, is 5-11.
Tigers star Victor Martinez is now recovering from surgery on his left knee to repair an injury that is expected to keep him out of the 2012 lineup.
Victor Martinez underwent successful surgery Friday to repair both the medial and lateral meniscus in his left knee, the Tigers announced on Monday.