Found September 17, 2012 on Rotowire:
1. Miguel Cabrera – The most consistent hitter in baseball right now also happens to qualify at third base. He won't steal a base, but that also reduces his injury risk. Since 2004, he has never played fewer than 157 games and has averaged 34 homers and 116 RBI. Cabrera's career batting average is .318. 2. Ryan Braun – Whether or not he was ever on steroids, it's obvious he doesn't need them. Braun's posting a 40-HR, 24-SB season with two weeks to go and hitting .312. This follows a 33/33 year in 2011 where he hit .332. Braun seems to have a lot of nagging injuries, but has played at least 150 games every year of his career (except for his rookie season when he got called up in June). 3. Mike Trout – Despite spending the first three weeks of the year in the minors, Trout has 27 homers, 45 steals and 116 runs scored. He's also hitting .329. That he just turned 21 means there could be further growth, assuming there's still anything upon whic...

Cabrera leads Tigers past A's

Miguel Cabrera is making a late push for the Triple Crown - and if he keeps swinging like this, the Detroit Tigers could still have a shot in the AL Central. Cabrera homered twice, including a grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Tigers routed the Oakland Athletics 12-2 on Tuesday night. Detroit lost right-hander Max Scherzer after only two innings to fatigue in his throwing...

If Miguel Cabrera Wins the Triple Crown, is he the MVP?

Short Answer: No. Long Answer: As of today, Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is leading the American League in both batting average (.333) and RBI’s (129). He is second in home runs with 40, just 2 behind Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton. Cabrera is also leading the league in slugging percentage, OPS+, and total bases. He’s having an MVP season. A season that win would MVP most...

Cabrera drives in 6, Tigers rout A's

DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season -- also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home...

Miguel Cabrera Blasts Homers 39 and 40 as Detroit Tigers Rout Oakland A’s

Cabrera put the bow on the Tigers' win with a massive grand slam in the eighth inning, his 40th homer of the year. Continue reading →

Cabrera blasts grand slam and solo HR, Tigers cruise past A’s 12-2

Miguel Cabrera’s MVP- caliber season is showing no signs of slowing down as he launched his 39th and 40th homeruns, one of which was a grand slam, as the Detroit Tigers (78-69) cruised past the Oakland Athletics (84-63), 12-2. Tiger’s hurler Max Scherzer, who leads the MLB in strikeouts, only threw 44 pitches over two innings of work while giving up one run. He departed the game...

There is no AL MVP race

All apologies to Tigers fans and Miguel Cabrera, but the numbers clearly state that Mike Trout is the best player in the American League.  

Miguel Cabrera knows Carl Yastrzemski

Newsflash: Miguel Cabrera is having a ridiculous season.  Following Tuesday’s game, he is sitting on a batting average of .333, 40 home runs and 129 RBIs.  Those numbers put him first, tied for second and first in the respective Triple Crown categories. As baseball historians/geeks know, former Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski is the last player to hit for the Triple Crown...

Game 2012.148: Athletics at Tigers

78-69, 2nd place, 3 games behind CWS, E# 13 (same as Oak). Well, last night was fun, but we actually lost ground if you consider the fact that we have one less game to catch-up to the White Sox. This is going to be a very tough last few weeks. The Cabrera for MVP and Triple Crown race is in full swing. Verducci wrote this article yesterday, before Cabrera’s offensive outburst...

Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Measuring Value

It’s that time of year again – with just a few weeks left in the season, baseball writers are turning their focus to the postseason awards, and as usual, the MVP races are the ones that are going to get the most attention. In the NL, the conversation is mostly about finding ways to make sure that Ryan Braun doesn’t win his second straight trophy, with Buster Posey stepping...

Tigers 12, Athletics 2

Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season - also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the...

Tigers 6, Athletics 2

Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night. Verlander (15-8) allowed five hits and three walks while striking out five. The Tigers have won two straight over the A's - and 28 of their last 36 games at home - in their chase to catch the...

Tigers two games back of Chicago after 6-2 win over Oakland

If the Tigers are going to make the playoffs this season they’re going to have to take care of business themselves and get a little help from their AL counterparts. And tonight that’s exactly what happened. After Justin Verlander earned his 15th win of the season in a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night, the Kansas City Royals offered a little help by beating the...

Justin Verlander Picks Up 15th Win as Detroit Tigers Close Gap in AL Central

Miguel Cabrera smacked his 41st home run of the season, Justin Verlander turned in six strong innings for his 15th win and, most importantly, the Detroit Tigers picked up a game in the AL Central race Continue reading →

Mike and Mike Miss the Mark

Clocking in by 5:45 AM has a way of limiting radio options. I usually go with local sports radio when I am in the car, but on the way to work that isn’t an option. Their shows don’t begin until six. So, I am left with ESPN Radio and Mike and Mike (Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic). Golic played in the NFL for nine years, so he is understandably a football guy. Greenberg...

The 2012 Tigers aren’t that surprising…

So you thought the Tigers were going to come into the 2012 season, sleep walk through the entire thing and end up winning the division by 10 or so games. Hey you’re not alone, prior to the beginning of the year many pundits from around the country picked the Tigers to without a doubt win the AL Central comfortably especially after the addition of Prince Fielder to a lineup that...
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