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Bless You Boys Nov 20, 2014

How does Giancarlo Stanton's new contract compare to Miguel Cabrera's mega-deal?

Last winter the Tigers locked up Miguel Cabrera for life. How does his contract compare with Giancarlo Stanton's extension? At the 2007 winter meetings, Dave Dombrowski recognized an opportunity. Miguel Cabrera was a 24-year-old veteran with five years under his belt. Cabrera had not yet ripped the title of "Best Hitter on the Planet" from Albert Pujols, but he had three consecutive seasons with an OPS+ of 150 in his early 20's. His cost to the Marlins was about to soar, and then they would lose him to free agency. The Marlins were ready to make a deal. Near the 2012 trade deadline, the...
Houston Chronicle Nov 13, 2014

Mike Trout takes home AL MVP Award in unanimous fashion

There was no debate this time around. After finishing second the previous two seasons, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was the unanimous choice for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Trout, who finished behind Miguel Cabrera in 2012 and 2013 despite a strong chorus of support from folks devoted to advance metrics, earned all 30 […]
South Side Sox Nov 13, 2014

Mike Trout wins American League MVP; Jose Abreu finishes fourth

Highest finish in MVP voting by a White Sox since Frank Thomas in 2000 After two years of playing runner-up to Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout finally claimed what has been rightfully his by winning the American League Most Valuable Player in unanimous fashion. That wasn't surprising -- Trout hit .287/.377/.561 with a league-leading 84-extra base hits (including 36 homers) and 111 RBIs. Pair it with his defense in center field, and he led the AL in both WAR measurements (7.9 bWAR, 7.8 fWAR). It's just a little funny, since it qualifies as Trout's worst full season to date, but the Angels won...
Akron Beacon Journal Nov 13, 2014

Indians' Michael Brantley third in AL MVP voting

Indians left fielder Michael Brantley finished third in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player award, which was announced Thursday night. Angels center fielder Mike Trout, 23, who finished second to Tigers' slugger Miguel Cabrera the past two years, was the unanimous choice of 30 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Trout received 420 points. Tigers' designated hitter Victor Martinez, an ex-Indian, was second ahead of Brantley. Martinez received 16 second-place votes, Brantley eight. Brantley, 27, made the All-Star team for the first time in 2014. He...
Bless You Boys Nov 6, 2014

Tigers DH Victor Martinez wins 2014 AL Silver Slugger Award

Victor Martinez takes home his first Silver Slugger Award since 2004, while Miguel Cabrera didn't win one for the first time since 2011. DETROIT — The 2014 Major League Baseball Silver Slugger Awards were handed out Thursday night and Victor Martinez took home the hardware for all American League Designated Hitters. Miguel Cabrera, a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, did not win the award for the first time since 2011. It marks the fifth consecutive year a member of the Tigers has taken home at least a Silver Slugger Award. Martinez had won the award before, in 2004 as a catcher...
Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year

Victor Martinez named Tiger of the Year

Victor Martinez was named the 2014 Tiger of the Year by a vote of the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.The results were announced Tuesday, with Martinez receiving 17 of 21 first-place votes.Martinez becomes the first designated hitter to win the award, and the first player not named Miguel Cabrera (four times) or Justin Verlander (twice) to win it since Magglio Ordonez did in 2007.Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez and Max Scherzer received one first-place vote each.The award will be commemorated by a plaque given to Martinez next season.Here are the past...
Bless You Boys Nov 3, 2014

Tigers report card: Miguel Cabrera wasn't his usual self in 2014

Miguel Cabrera played through an ankle injury in 2014, but on the whole it was season of lows not usually seen for Cabrera, mixed in with stretches of his usual brilliance. Miguel Cabrera is one of the very best in the world at what he does. No matter what you want to write about him, it all boils back to the undeniable gifts he brings to the table. We can nitpick here and criticize there but at day's end, he's Cabrera and you're glad he's on your side. Despite ending the 2013 in gimpy fashion due to abdominal issues, Cabrera put up some of the best numbers of his career, putting him once...
Bless You Boys Oct 31, 2014
Hanley Ramirez will (almost certainly) not be a Tiger next season

Hanley Ramirez will (almost certainly) not be a Tiger next season

We've been wrong before, but this one seems extra far-fetched. Dave Dombrowski has made a lot of unexpected moves since he became the Tigers' GM. Not many people envisioned that the club would trade for one of the generation's biggest stars in Miguel Cabrera, but Dombrowski pulled off what has turned out to be the theft of the century. Same goes for the Prince Fielder signing, or the subsequent trade that unloaded his gigantic contract and brought Ian Kinsler to Detroit. If those aren't recent enough for you, Dombrowski also dealt for David Price at last year's trade deadline. Not bad,...
South Side Sox Oct 26, 2014

Miguel Cabrera's ankle, contract could alter AL Central

Extensive surgery puts Opening Day at risk, and highlights risk of monstrous eight-year extension Miguel Cabrera had a down year in 2014 by his standards, which means he won't win the MVP for a third straight season. He hit .313/.371/.524 with 25 homers, well short of the 44 he posted in both 2012 and 2013. Pitchers seemed to sense a vulnerability, as he struck out nearly twice as often (117) as he walked (60). Both of those numbers were his worst since 2008, his first season in Detroit. (White Sox pitchers had plenty to do with that last stat -- one walk, 18 strikeouts over 76 plate...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 24, 2014
Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be'

Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months. That timeframe sets him up for evaluation late in January, about three weeks before the start of spring training. The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one thing: Cabrera showed some extreme toughness by playing through an ankle injury that was significantly worse than it...

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