Wednesday, February 20, 2013
¿Un Líder es un supermercado chileno, no?
Octavio Dotel, the Detroit Tigers’ veteran reliever, is still bothered over what he saw as a lack of leadership when Cabrera refused to agree to a team meeting after some devastating postseason defeats last October.
“You have to step up and say something,” Dotel told Yahoo! Sports. “Miggy’s more about his game. I don’t see him as a leader.”. . .
Dotel, 39, is well-respected in the clubhouse and around the league. He’s one of the few Tigers (along with Cabrera) who has a World Series ring. He was clear in stating Cabrera’s leadership on the field is beyond doubt. He compared the 2012 Triple Crown winner favorably with Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez, both former teammates. “If we didn’t have Miggy,” he said, “I don’t know what would happen to us. Miggy is special.”
Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM | 13 comment(s)
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
DENVER—The biggest joke about the American League MVP vote was all the moaning and groaning about the results.
The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is the 2012 AL MVP. The Angels’ Mike Trout is the runner-up.
That’s no disgrace. Trout’s in high cotton, too. Cabrera, however, won the award. And the final tally was decisive, with Cabrera outpointing Trout 362-281.
Among the most vocal critics was Keith Law of ESPN, a one-time analyst in the Blue Jays front office who now is quick to proclaim his admiration for scouts and their ability to unearth raw talent. Of course in his new job he needs to curry the favor of scouts so he can benefit from their evaluations of young and amateur talent.
Not only was Law the only voter to put Vazquez on the ballot, but he also was one of two voters (of the 32 who voted for NL Cy Young) who didn’t have Carpenter on his ballot. Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus was the other, and he voted for Wainwright, Lincecum and Dan Haren.
Carpenter, who was released by the Blue Jays after the 2002 season by the J.P. Ricciardi administration of which Law was a part, is no Javier Vazquez. He does, however, have a 1-2-3 Cy Young Award ledger, winning the award in 2005, finishing third in 2006 and finishing second in 2009.
Posted: December 04, 2012 at 07:18 PM | 12 comment(s)
cy young award
for his generous support.
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