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Monday, May 06, 2019

Miguel Cabrera blames loss of power on lack of lineup protection

Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera has an otherwise decent triple-slash line: .298/.363/.372. However, the lack of power is noticeable for the future Hall of Famer, who has hit just one of his 466 career home runs this season.

By many measures the Tigers have the worst offense in the American League. For example, the Tigers’ average of 3.47 runs per game is worst in the league, significantly behind the second-worst Indians at 3.81. Cabrera in fact, attributes his lack of power to his lack of lineup protection, Chris Nelsen reports for the Detroit Free Press. Cabrera said, “You know Prince Fielder? You know who’s hitting behind me right now? That’s a big difference, too.”

Cabrera added, “How am I going to hit 40 home runs. In the past, I got Prince Fielder, Víctor Martínez, Jhonny Peralta. I got a big bat behind me. You see the way guys pitch me? That explains everything.”

Dubious, yes, but, if you were him, would you admit to the obvious real answer?

QLE Posted: May 06, 2019 at 04:26 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: home runs, lineups, miguel cabrera, tigers

Monday, March 25, 2019

MLB spring training roundup: Cabrera continues torrid spring

Miguel Cabrera continued his resurgent spring Sunday, hitting a two-run homer and two-run double as the Detroit Tigers walloped the Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 in Lakeland, Fla.

Cabrera, who turns 36 on April 18, is coming off an injury-shortened 2018 season in which he hit .299 with only three home runs and 22 RBIs in 38 games. He has only 19 home runs and 82 RBIs in the last two seasons.

But Sunday’s performance now gives the two-time American League MVP five home runs and 15 RBIs this spring, while sporting a .348 batting average and 1.165 OPS.

Here’s hoping that this continues into the regular season- it would be nice to see Cabrera recover after the last two seasons he’s had….

 

QLE Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, miguel cabrera, spring training

Friday, March 01, 2019

2019 Detroit Tigers Season Preview: Can Miguel Cabrera return to form?

If the Detroit Tigers of 2019 feel familiar, it’s because we’ve seen this story before. Quite a few times actually. It’s the Philadelphia Phillies of a few years ago.

It’s the once-great team now saddled with big contracts for aging players that doesn’t really have a chance to compete in its division ... but also hasn’t gone into a full-on tear down so it can rebuild.

The Tigers lost 98 games last year, and the prospects don’t seem particularly more hopeful this year. They have Miguel Cabrera back, and his bat will help, but after that? There’s not a ton to get excited about.

It would be cruel to give the obvious answer, but it’s hard to see a different one at this point….

QLE Posted: March 01, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: miguel cabrera, preview, tigers

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Miguel Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

LAKELAND, Fla.—Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12.

The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases during the Detroit Tigers’ first full-squad workout of spring training.

“I feel good about being back on the field and playing,” the two-time AL MVP said. “I can’t be hurt this year. I want to do my job.”

Cabrera first strained a hamstring last year and then had the arm injury that required season-ending surgery. He was limited to 38 games.

Rather fitting, given that we were just discussing him in the Pujols thread.

 

QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: arm injuries, miguel cabrera

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cabrera, Fulmer sound optimistic about their health

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer expect to be ready for the start of spring training.

The two Detroit standouts sound pleased with their progress after injuries interrupted the 2018 season. Cabrera played only 38 games before season-ending biceps surgery. Fulmer has dealt with knee issues.

The Tigers are holding their annual winter caravan this week, and both Cabrera and Fulmer were in attendance Thursday. The 35-year-old Cabrera says he’s feeling great and hopes he can stay healthy all season. He’s played more than 130 games just once in the past four years.

 

QLE Posted: January 25, 2019 at 02:14 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, michael fulmer, miguel cabrera, tigers

 

 

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