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Toronto Blue Jays
The Jays are at it again. Coming off of a huge trade that brought them Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Mark Buehrle, and John Buck, the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Melky Cabrera (per Enrique Rojas, ESPN Deportes).
I first wrote about Melky’s 2013 value after his suspension, then explored the possibility of him going to the Tigers so I am not going to go number-heavy. Instead, I want to take a look at a few question marks that have come to my mind.
1. Where will he bat in the lineup?
This is not an insignificant question. In Detroit, he would likely have hit second, right before Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Translation: He’d see a lot of fastballs over the plate. If he bats second in the Toronto order, that likely puts him in front of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion and after Reyes. He’d see plenty of good pitches there too and with Reyes leading off, he’d have plenty of RBI opportunities as well, especially when a very deep Toronto lineup turns over.
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In somewhat of a surprise move, the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16M deal. Now finished with his 50-game suspension for PED use, questions remain about his performance going forward, but it's skill related stats -- not questions about strenght/endurance -- that keep me optimistic.
Melky Cabrera - OF - TOR
2013 Age: 28...
When baseball suspended Melky Cabrera for elevated testosterone in mid-August, many assumed he would receive only a one-year deal as a free agent.
That assumption was wrong.
Cabrera, 28, agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, according to a major-league source.
The deal, which is pending a physical, marks another dramatic move by the Jays...
After leaving the San Francisco Giants, troubled slugger Melky Cabrera was given a second chance this off-season, as he agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays Friday. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes first reported the news.
“Melky will be a Blue Jay if all goes well,” a source told ESPN.
Cabrera was having an MVP-like year this...
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to revamp their roster as they have now signed slugger Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16mm deal, Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com reports. The deal is pending a physical.
Earlier in the week, we heard at least 5 teams were interested troubled outfielder. Cabrera hit .346/.390/.516 with 11 HR's, 60 RBI's and a 158 OPS+ in 501 plate appearances...
The right man won the American League MVP.
While Mike Trout had a phenomenal campaign as a rookie, Miguel Cabrera deserved the 22 first-place votes that landed him the award. At the end of the day, it comes down to baseball not computer stats.
With 44 home runs, 139 RBIs and a .330 batting average, Cabrera became Major League Baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. To...
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award on Thursday after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor.
Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers' Association of America to easily beat...
I’m going to keep this extremely short! Miguel Cabrera won the TRIPLE CROWN! While Mike Trout had possibly the best rookie season ever, The Triple Crown is something that most of us watching sports these days have NEVER seen! In any other season Mike Trout is hands down the AL MVP! I’m not taking anything away from the kid, he just chose the wrong season to be a rookie.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
The MLB announced Thursday the recipients of the MVP award in each league: Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera in the AL and Giants catcher Buster Posey in the NL.
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points.
Tonight, we will finally learn the MVP of the American League, a contest that really comes down to two candidates in Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
For the majority of the 2012 season the debate raged on who should ultimately take home the prize with traditionalist seemingly siding with Cabrera while the sabermetric junkies simply fell...
Buster Posey won the NL MVP, winning 27 of 32 first-place votes. Ryan Braun came in second place with three first-place votes. Posey is actually the first catcher in 40 years to win the NL MVP award. But let’s be honest, we were all more curious on who would win the AL MVP award – Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout (or in other words, traditionalists vs. stat geeks). Cabrera ended...
Tweet 25-year year old Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants became the third catcher in MLB history to be awarded league MVP by capturing 27 first place votes. He led the National League in batting average (.336), becoming the second catcher in league history to do so. Posey also had 24 HR, 103 RBI, [...]
We've talked endlessly about Miguel Cabrera winning the AL MVP award over Mike Trout, and that's a debate we're not going to get into anymore. But looking at the balloting, there were plenty of players that didn't receive nearly enough support in either league for their performances this season. Here are some of them. Ben Zobrist, Rays. Seven points: one seventh...
I think Eric Wilbur summarized the hysteria over the MVP award this week in his post at Boston.com. Wilbur used the poster children for the new age vs. old school writer in his piece by highlighting Keith Law of ESPN and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Law represents the new-age sabermetrician and Grant the traditional BBWAA writer. Both made good point, but came off looking...
ESPN's Rob Parker, the man who makes Skip Bayless look like a professional sports analyst, has gained infamy across the internet for his comments attacking intelligence and individuals who prefer advanced statistical metrics to understand baseball. Why a man who went to Columbia hates learning new things is beyond me, but nevertheless, this jockular wagon that makes him look...