Found September 21, 2012 on
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If Ron Gardenhire had a vote for AL MVP, he would cast it for Miguel Cabrera.
''I'm just tipping my hat to Cabrera, he's the best player in this league,'' the Minnesota manager said Friday before the series opener in Detroit was postponed by rain. ''He's going for a Triple Crown, that's an MVP season. His team is in a playoff hunt not solely dependent on him, but he's the reason they're in it right now.''
Detroit entered play on Friday trailing the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox by two games. The Tigers also were six games behind AL wild-card leaders Baltimore and Oakland.
The rainout will be made up Sunday night as part of a doubleheader.
Detroit will send Doug Fister (9-9) to the mound Saturday afternoon - not Rick Porcello, who was scheduled to start Friday night - and the Twins plan to stick with Samuel Deduno (6-4) in the series opener.
The Tigers will pitch Drew Smyly in one of Sunday's games and might have...
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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?
Miguel Cabrera is having one of the finest offensive seasons in recent Major League history, and is chasing an offensive Triple Crown, which means leading the league in batting average, home runs, and RBI, a feat not accomplished since Carl Yastremski in 1967 and only 15 times in Major League Baseball history. Would it be fair to say that someone who accomplishes this rare...
Somehow, Miguel Cabrera has lifted the Detroit Tigers into legit title contenders while making a push for the Triple Crown without folks noticing until now. Dillon Friday goes into detail.The post Making Sense of Miguel Cabrera’s Chase for the Triple Crown appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
While I wrote most of what I had to say about the AL MVP discussion a few days ago, I do have one more question I want to ask – what’s so different about Cabrera this season compared to 2010?
Most of the case for Cabrera’s candidacy rests upon the idea that he’s having an historic offensive performance, and that denying him the award would be some kind of historical injustice...
There has been a hot debate recently over who should win the American League Most Valuable Player award – Mike Trout, the rookie center fielder of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, or Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ third baseman.
Following Wednesday night’s Tigers game in which the Tigers beat the Oakland A’s 6-2 behind six innings of shutout ball from Verlander and...
Ask anyone who the AL MVP should be... OK, not anyone, that homeless guy that lives beneath the underpass near the freeway on-ramp you take to get to work probably doesn't have a ready answer, but ask any baseball fan who the AL MVP should be and you are certain to get a very definitive answer. They will tell you that the answer is clear and not even remotely up for debate...
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...
Tigers ace Justin Verlander's opinion if Miguel Cabrera was not named MVP if his teammate wins the Triple Crown: "Bull (expletive)."
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of doing something that hasn't been done in baseball for a long time, and even that might not win him the MVP. The reigning winner of that award has a couple of problems with that.
Justin Verlander, who won the Cy Young and MVP last season, has put his support firmly behind his teammate in this year's race for the award.
However, there are...
The Minnesota Twins have only pride at stake in their series against the Detroit Tigers.
While Detroit is trying to catch Chicago in the AL Central, the Twins will wake up Saturday at least 19 games behind the White Sox.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, though, expects his team's best effort as it plays out the string.
''Out of respect for the game, you go out and give...
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 →
There has been a lot of banter about the Most Valuable Player Award this week. While the National League has an even field with multiple candidates, it’s the American League — with Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera — that’s gotten most of the attention.At the center of the debate is baseball’s triple crown, an incredibly rare achievement that is within reach for Cabrera...
For most of the past decade, the Minnesota Twins were playing big games in September. They won six division titles from 2002-10, and when they weren't winning them, they were in the race, even losing a one-game playoff to the Chicago White Sox in 2008. So a second straight losing season has been particularly hard on the guys who were around for the glory years, and with nine...