The upcoming trade deadline sees the Tigers in the same narrative that’s been chasing them for years—the window is swinging shut for a roster of aging stars on huge contracts, and this can be the time to deal. The front office has made no secret of their desire to cut payroll while the team’s big names still command…
Thursday’s Detroit Tigers game felt like a quintessential performance from the team’s two pillars. Justin Verlander started in his 366th career game for Detroit, going up against the Rays and pitching seven solid innings as he put himself in position to get the win. But the team lost its 3-2 lead when an unreliable…
At the start of this season, there were 76 Venezuelan players on MLB’s 25-man rosters—the third most represented nationality after American and Dominican. It’s estimated that 80 more Venezuelans will sign with teams this year. They leave behind family and friends in a country that is growing increasingly unstable.
Miguel Cabrera is on quite the run right now, but Jeremy Hellickson got him to take a rip at a strike three that fell harmlessly in the dirt far from Cabrera’s flailing bat. He is a fun dude who knows when to give respect when he gets owned, so he flashed Hellickson a cool thumbs up almost before Carlos Ruiz got a…
Miguel Cabrera is on one right now. He’s hit five dingers in his last 13 at-bats, including a pair off poor Vincent Velasquez tonight, who gave up four longballs in four innings pitched. Cabrera went opposite field in the first inning, then inspired a rather friendly celebration with his second homer in the fifth.…
As far as baseball fans catching objects go, Tigers fans are probably having the best season in baseball. A dude caught five foul balls in a single game last month, and while A’s fans have been good foul ball defenders all year, a jolly-looking man put the Tigers firmly in the lead this evening with this bat catch.
Look, you can yell “that’s why he’s never won a Gold Glove” or “process over results” or “Miggy should probably be wearing his glove when he’s holding the runner on first base” until you’re blue in the face, but he got the out didn’t he?
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career. Cabrera was placed on the 15-day DL but is expected to miss six weeks with a Grade 3 calf strain.
I dunno, man. There’s nothing in this world more obnoxious than a young boy. Positive reinforcement in form of a bunch of free swag is just going to make this worse.
Dammit, All-Star voters. The goal was to get every Kansas City Royal in the AL lineup, with only Mike Trout as the outlier. Now, Miguel Cabrera has surpassed Eric Hosmer in the first baseman spot by over a million votes, and Mike Moustakas holds an extremely slim lead over Josh Donaldson.
Deadspin readers have overwhelmingly demanded to know what it would look like if various major leaguers had pitcher Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes. In the interest of service to you, the reader, we present various major leaguers with Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes.
Adrian Beltre collected his 2,500th hit in Tuesday night's game against the Tigers. (That's pretty impressive! He's only the seventh third baseman to reach the mark.) Miguel Cabrera was at first base to give him the ball and a quick touch on the head. Beltre, a man who hates having his head touched, did not appreciate…
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hates when anyone touches his head. When someone touches his head, a switch flips, and he gets so angry. He's always been like this, and it's always been hilarious. So, when Miguel Cabrera touched his head during a break in play last night, Beltre was unsurprisingly pissed.
This is Miguel Cabrera celebrating his three-run go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth to put the Tigers up 3-1 on the Orioles. Austin Jackson can't fathom what Miggy just did to that baseball.
This has to be a joke, it just has to be. Either it's a joke, or the The Batavia Daily News mistakenly published a Scott DeSmit article on sabermetrics from 2003. There can be no other explanation for this lede: "[c]omputers have ruined baseball and 'Sports Illustrated.'"
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.
Miguel Cabrera, AL MVP, again: As expected, the Tigers' third baseman claimed the prize for a second straight year. Cabrera (.348/.442/.636) received 23 of 30 first-place votes. Mike Trout (.323/.432/.557) is your runner-up. He got five first-place votes. Chris Davis and Josh Donaldson got the other two.
This is ridiculous. Whatever your thoughts on decorum in baseball or whatever, one of the games best players should not be getting thrown out of the game in the first inning. Maybe if he spit on the ump. Maybe.
Eagle-eyed reader Dan spotted this during last night's SportsCenter, during which the WWL promoted highlights of the Nats-Tigers game with this graphic of Stephen Strasburg and Miguel Cabrera. Notice anything wrong? ESPN magically turned the league's best hitter into a lefty.