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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

 

 

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