Comments Off on Tackling Trouble: Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez Defeating ’09 Concerns
For five months, Miguel Cabrera led the Tigers' charge for first place in the Central division. MVP, MVP, MVP! With a beastly average of .330 to support 33 home runs and 101 RBI, Cabrera embodied all that was good in Detroit. He, the young-blooded Venezuelan, along with Justin Verlander and the upcoming phenom Rick Porcello, was among the successful faces of the 2009 season. Ah, pure rejoicing—the playoffs seemed inevitable. Deep breath, cross fingers. But then Saturday, Oct. 3 happened, and it seemed like the wind that was slowly deflating in the final three weeks was simply kicked out of Detroit’s proverbial chest. In that game, Cabrera went 0-for-4 and stranded six runners in the 5-1 loss to Chicago. Twelve hours earlier, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski had picked him ...

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