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Best hitter in the game. This deserves it's own thread. All of his home runs have been on two strike counts.
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Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
According to Sportscenter first player MLB history to do that and have his team lose the game.
His first homer was the first pitch.
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Must have gotten my info wrong. I still believe the majority of his HR's have been on two strike counts.
Was just about to start a thread like this instead of the damn trainwreck one.
I know it's only May too but seriously. He's hitting .387 with 11 HR and 47 RBI basically a quarter of the way through the season. He's ahead in average by .031 and RBIs by 7. He's now only 1 behind in HRs. If he actually becomes the only player to pull off back to back Triple Crowns, would that be the best individual accomplishment in baseball history? Sports history?
Also when does .400 become a realistic goal for him? Hasn't happened since Ted Williams in 1941. Highest averages since then have been Tony Gwynn hitting a ridiculous .394 in the NL in 1994 and George Brett who hit .390 in the AL in 1980.
I'm just glad I'm alive to watch him play right now.
This post was edited by Vincent Chase 11 months ago
the pitches he hit, and where hit those balls (dead center, right center field)...i just don't really have the words. the guy is a monster.
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If Cabrera had never been traded here by the Marlins, imagine how great the Blue Jays would be today.
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And in a loss?
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That is what's so maddeining. It's a shame the Tiger pitchers couldn't hold on to the lead.
On pace for 41 HR and 182 RBI
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and it's tough for him playing half his games at Comerica. Imagine if he were playing 81 games in the Bronx, he'd have nearly double the HRs.
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Btw if you ever needed to know how wacky WAR (yes it has value but it's only one tool) can be at times, Miggy is leading the AL in BA, OBP, OPS, runs, rbi's, and hits. He's 1 behind the lead in homeruns. Yet he's 3rd among AL players in WAR and 2nd among 3rd basemen (Machado).
WAR includes defense.
This post was edited by Beardy 11 months ago
He's 3 back in homeruns. Upton has 14
Even so. Machado's defense would have to be significantly better than Miggy's to give him as much of a lead as he has on Miggy in WAR.
Upton's not in the AL.
Isn't the triple crown a league wide thing?
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
If it was MLB wide, Miggy wouldn't have won a triple crown. Posey had a higher BA.
Didn't he have to win the Preakness to get the Triple Crown??
Now I will let you all chuckle to yourselves while imagining Miguel Cabrera riding a galloping horse.
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He's made a believer of me. I was pretty skeptical after his drinking binge a while back. I didn't think he had it in him. I was wrong. If he keeps this up a few more years (and I think he will) he'll deserve to be mentioned with Carew, Rose, Brett, etc. as one of the greatest hitters of all time. He has no weaknesses at the plate.
What he does at the plate is damn near unreal. I doubt he will challenge .400 but .350 is possible in the end and he is a serious threat to go back to back for the triple crown. Back when Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were in their primes it was a mini event to watch them hit. Watching them hit was fun and you knew there was a good chance you would see something good. I can only imagine that's what its like to watch Cabrera hit on a daily basis along with Prince Fielder.
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Wrong set of guys. Outside of Brett none of them were power hitters. You need to put him in the Williams/Mays/Bonds/Musial category of guys that have no weakness, can hit for high average and also knock the ball out of the park over 500 times in a career (Musial was in the 400's I think).
Friday night he was hitting the ball so hard that two grounders hit right at people we unfieldable by major league players.
I have never seen anything like it.
Tigers have some accomplished hitters besides Miggy, but watching them play side by side, day to day, the separation between "good" and whatever level Cabrera is at, is amazing.
Almost every ball Cabrera hits, is hit hard. Very few popups, choppers or lazy flys.
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