Found September 24, 2012 on
The Great Rabbino:
Ryan Braun is putting together another MVP season, leading the NL in Home Runs and RBIs. He is also in the top 5 for BA although unlikely to catch Melky Cabrera or Andrew McCutchens.
Braun seems like the natural MVP with his team playing strong down the stretch. However his offseason speculated struggles might scare voters as it has for the Hall of Fame.
Regardless, TGR is backing (not that it matters) Braun as MVP. But the triple crown will have to wait another year (unless you are Miguel Cabrera).
BEST OF MAXIM
On August 15, Major League Baseball suspended San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera 50 games after Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, a substance banned under MLB’s Joint Drug Policy. The suspended began immediately. Including the Giants’ game that day against the Washington Nationals, San Francisco would play 45 games from the time of Cabrera’s suspension...
DETROIT -- It's kind of an odd time to be Miguel Cabrera right now, yet he's handling it as well as anyone could.
His team is fighting to catch the Chicago White Sox in the Central Division at the same time he's fast approaching a feat that hasn't been accomplished since 1967.
So what does a guy leading all three Triple Crown categories do when he heads home?
Melky Cabrera, serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, will not win this year’s National League batting title.
At Cabrera’s request, the Commissioner’s Office and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced an agreement on Friday to suspend, for this season, part of a rule that might have...
Obviously Melky Cabrera is not injured. The whole world knows where he is. He failed a drug test with elevated levels of testosterone, created a fake website to try to hide his drug usage, and was ultimately suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games. While he is not injured, his suspension has acted much like a trip to the disabled list. The Giants have had...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have no plans to bring back suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera for the postseason if the club is still playing when he is eligible to return. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he and general manager Brian Sabean are meeting to finalize their 25-man roster for the best-of-five division series. Cabrera would be allowed to play in the NLCS...
The San Francisco Giants have no plans to bring back suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera for the postseason if the club is still playing when he is eligible to return.
Manager Bruce Bochy says he and general manager Brian Sabean are meeting to finalize their 25-man roster for the best-of-five division series. Cabrera would be allowed to play in the NLCS if the Giants advance that...
Following some legal wrangling, suspended San Francisco Giants juicehead Melky Cabrera had his request to be disqualified as the National League batting champion granted on Friday. “Leche,” who has compiled 69 homers, 417 RBI and 995 hits with a .284 … Continue reading →
81-72, .5 games back.
There was a brief moment of exuberance last night, when the Tigers were arguably tied for first, and Miguel Cabrera was arguably in the Triple Crown lead. Then stephen spoke and all hell broke loose. Minutes later a Josh Hamilton 6th inning HR and an Adam Dunn 8th inning 3 run blast wiped the smiles away, and the Tigers and Cabrera were knocked back down a rung...
As nearly every playoff race in the American League becomes closer, so does the MVP race between Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Going into Sunday's games, Cabrera is the clear favorite based on standard statistics. He leads the league in batting average, home runs and RBIs -- the Triple Crown categories. No one has won the Triple Crown since...
It's an archaic notion, straight out of 1969, 1993 or at least 2011.
Win the division or go home.
No wild card. No second wild card. No safety net , to borrow the radioactive political term. The American League Central is old school: one bid, two teams, 10 games left.
The new wild-card round has transformed races across baseball ... except for this outlier. In every other...
Last Week: 3-4
This Week: KC (9/24-27); at Min (9/28-30)
So, What Happened?
Just another bob and weave ride on the choppy waters inside the Good Ship Tiger Pop.
That’s what this team does to you: raises and lowers your hopes like a school flag.
The Tigers fell three games back on Monday after suspect (and MMM is being kind) defense doomed them in a makeup game in Chicago. That...