Found April 29, 2014 on Baseball Hot Corner:
PLAYERS: Miguel Cabrera
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”—Socrates Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers hasn’t hit a ton…yet. Defining a “slow start” in MLB is really in the eye of the beholder and the expectations placed on each particular player have to be taken into account. There are plenty of players off to slow starts all over baseball. Some are met with more critical eyes than others while some slow starts are slower and scarier than others. Fans of the Cleveland Indians can look at Carlos Santana starting out 10-82 (.122/.301/.196) and nod their heads and sigh. Former Tigers Jhonny Peralta was posting similarly poor numbers before a two homer outburst on Sunday for the Cardinals. There are people with varying degrees of worry about Cabrera. But it’s April. All the stats have only limited meaning and the “eye test” doesn’t always give us the whole picture either. In April we simply don’t “know” a lot yet about where a season is heading. We can give our best guess. Cabrera is the

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