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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime.

That seems like a long time ago now.

Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He’ll turn 37 in April, and there are plenty of indications that the Detroit star is in the middle of a protracted decline. From 2005-13, Cabrera batted at least .320 eight times in nine seasons — and hit at least 30 home runs in all but one year.

At this point, the Tigers would probably settle for a 20-homer season and an average around .300. That would be a step up from last year, but it remains to be seen if Cabrera — whose big contract lasts until at least 2023 — is capable of halting this slide in production.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Mets’ Familia, Díaz hope nutrition leads to better results

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jeurys Familia and Edwin Díaz hope improved nutrition will lead to better results.

Familia weighed 270 pounds at the end of last season, when he was 4-2 with a 5.70 ERA, allowing 62 hits in 60 innings with 63 strikeouts and 42 walks. The 6-foot-3 reliever had 51 saves in 2006, when he was an All-Star.

“I was really overweight,” the 30-year-old right-hander said through a translator. “Most seasons I’d be around 240, 245, so I didn’t realize I had gotten that far up in weight. I just wanted to come back and be at the same weight I was for the rest of my career.

“My body feels different, and everything feels a little easier. The most important for me is the balance - you don’t have all that weight on top of you. You’re able to finish better and the way you want.”

Any new thoughts on the food front, since last we discussed it?

 

QLE Posted: February 11, 2020 at 01:17 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: diet, edwin diaz, jeurys familia

 

 

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