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DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera won everything but the World Series.
That pretty much sums up the 2012 season for the Detroit Tigers.
Cabrera was named the American League Most Valuable player by a surprisingly wide margin over runner-up Mike Trout. Cabrera won baseballs first Triple Crown since Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Cabrera also took home the Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive performer in the league.
He batted .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. He topped every player in the majors in homers and RBIs, and only San Francisco Giants catcher and National League MVP Buster Posey posted a higher batting average at .336.
Just two players have won the Triple Crown, MVP and World Series in one season: Frank Robinson of the 1966 Orioles and Mickey Mantle of the 1956 Yankees. Cabrera was knocking on the door to join their select company, but Poseys Giants swept the World Series in four games to deny Cabrera all the riches one player could accum...
BEST OF MAXIM
In 6 days, the Detroit Tigers’ Rick Porcello will turn 24 years old. He already has 4 full season of MLB service under his belt. He plays for a team suddenly with one too many starters and an infield defense that doesn’t suit his skill set as a pitcher. Add it all up and Porcello is being shopped hard by the Tigers and might have a new home by the time the ball drops in New York...
Tigers starter Rick Porcello has garnered his fair share of trade interest the past couple of weeks, especially after the signing of Anibal Sanchez. Most of that interest has come from the National League as the Pirates, Padres and Cubs have all expressed interest in the still very young Porcello.
The Pirates seemed to be dangling reliever Joel Hanrahan for Porcello however the Tigers...
The Seattle Mariners took a flier yesterday and signed Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract. While of itself, this is nothing to get too worked up about. Broken down pitchers are signed to such deals every year. Sometimes, like in 2011 with Garcia and Colon for the Yankees, it works out. Most of the time it does not. And to be sure, Tigers fans will probably not root overly...
It was a clean sweep for the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Tuesday night as the 2012 Triple Crown winner took home a Major Award in all three of the categories he was nominated for including MLB Player of the Year, Best Moment of the Year and Athlete of the Year. Cabrera’s counterpart during the 2012 [...]
The Mariners, Orioles and Padres have contacted the Tigers about trading for right-hander Rick Porcello, according to major-league sources. Its believed that Seattle and Baltimore are more actively interested than San Diego at this point.
Detroit has six starters after re-signing Anibal Sanchez, and Tigers officials are willing to consider offers for Porcello. The Tigers are looking...
The Detroit Tigers have been fielding calls on right-hander
Rick Porcello, and the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners are among the
teams that have expressed interest in the starter, reports Jon Paul Morosi of
Sources: #Tigers have spoken with multiple teams about Rick Porcello. #Orioles and #Mariners among those involved. @mlbonfox
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
We heard coming out of baseball’s winter meetings that several teams, including a few in the National League, had asked Tigers GM Dave Dombrowksi about Rick Porcello’s availability. With each passing day now, it seems like another of the potential suitors comes to light.
To wit: FOX’s Jon Morosi reported Friday that the Mariners, Orioles and Padres all have expressed interest...
Normally, I would take a look at the MVP Award winners also, but I have no complaints with the Buster Posey pick for NL MVP, and it is completely unsurprising to see that Triple Crown Award winner Miguel Cabrera got MVP in the AL, even over the better season of Mike Trout (although I suppose one could write about how there was bias in making the playoffs and not making the playoffs...