Okay, So Miguel Cabrera's Contract Is Bad. Just How Bad Is it?

The only thing more predictable than ballplayers signing enormous deals is people complaining about them, so when news of Miguel Cabrera's new eight-year, $248 million contract extension broke, you knew that this sort of thing—it amounts to saying that $248 million is a lot of money—was coming. » 3/28/14 2:24pm 3/28/14 2:24pm

Miguel Cabrera And Chris Davis Are Chasing History And Each Other

It's July 1, the effective halfway point of the season, so it's time to take notice of what could be the American League's closest and most historic race. Miguel Cabrera has his batting eye on the first ever back-to-back Triple Crowns in baseball history. In his way is Chris Davis, himself right on the pace of a mark… » 7/01/13 9:14am 7/01/13 9:14am

Mitch Albom Is The Meat In Baseball's Dumbfuck Stew

I'm gonna preface all this by telling you that I don't really watch baseball, nor do I particularly care who won the AL MVP award. But the beauty of reading a terrible Mitch Albom column is that you don't HAVE to know much about anything, because Mitch will always deliberately know less than you. Mitch writes for a… » 11/16/12 1:45pm 11/16/12 1:45pm

The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His American …

On September 30, LaVelle E. Neal III, the Twins beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wrote an impassioned summation of why Angels super-rookie Mike Trout should be considered the clear favorite for American League MVP. It's short, but it's actually a good, quick defense against the old-school, RBI-enamored… » 11/15/12 9:30pm 11/15/12 9:30pm

Eat It, Nerds: Miguel Cabrera Won The American League MVP, And It…

Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers' big third baseman, hit for the triple crown—.330 batting average, 44 home runs, 139 RBI—in 2012. His triple crown was baseball's first since Carl Yastrzemski's in 1967. Impressive! But it probably wasn't the league's best offensive season, and it assuredly wasn't its best overall… » 11/15/12 7:09pm 11/15/12 7:09pm

Sergio Romo Struck Out Miguel Cabrera With The Ballsiest Pitch Of The…

When Sergio Romo sealed his team's World Series victory with a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera, it was hard not to wonder what the hell Cabrera was thinking. On a 2-2 count, he watched an 89-mph fastball sail right over the middle of the plate, his season ending with his bat on his shoulder. Wainwright buckling Beltran… » 10/29/12 11:23am 10/29/12 11:23am

Phil Coke's Story About Striking Out Miguel Cabrera Is Hilarious

Phil Coke jumped squarely into the postseason spotlight when he took over as the Tigers' closer during the ALCS. His newfound notoriety earned him an interview on the MLB Network's Intentional Talk last week, and he took the opportunity to tell a story about having to remind Miguel Cabrera that he had struck Cabrera… » 10/26/12 12:21pm 10/26/12 12:21pm

Venezuelan Man Is Good At Baseball, BBC Is Shocked To Report

The BBC headline (above) describes Miguel Cabrera's triple crown in just about the most British way possible. Despite Venezuelans playing in Major League Baseball since 1939, and Venezuela's finishing ahead of the U.S. in the last World Baseball Classic, Cabrera still gets treated like a gold-medaling Jamaican… » 10/04/12 4:20pm 10/04/12 4:20pm

Let's Admire Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown, Before We Put The Triple…

Last night, Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to win the triple crown: .330 batting average, 44 home runs, 139 RBIs. For a lot of baseball fans, however, the accomplishment didn't mean a whole lot. In those 45 years without a triple crown winner, baseball analysis has gotten much more sophisticated and … » 10/04/12 3:05pm 10/04/12 3:05pm

Miguel Cabrera Can Jump

We told you back in January about the, um, heavy record he's devouring pursuing, but Miguel Cabrera reportedly lost anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds before the season began. And it shows! Just look at him sky for that ball that caroms off the backstop! Chris Stewart never had a chance. » 8/10/12 10:45am 8/10/12 10:45am