How will Miguel Cabrera end his career? Projecting final numbers after (probably) 2 more seasons.
It’s only a matter of time before Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera joins him in Cooperstown. If Cabrera, who turns 39 in April, plays out the final two seasons of his contract, he could be there as soon as 2029. Pujols, the player whose career path Cabrera has followed most closely, didn’t make it to the finish line with the Los Angeles Angels. So if Cabrera keeps following Pujols’ path, the question isn’t whether the Tigers slugger will play in 2023, but whether he’ll play in 2024 and 2025, as well. That may be unlikely, but it also seems unlikely that the Tigers and Cabrera will undergo a contentious divorce before the expiration of his contract.mlive.com
Ice-cold bats put powerful Dodgers on brink of early winter
Frigid wind gusts roared in from center field well before sundown and continued through the late innings Monday night. “It’s just part of the game, Mother Nature,” said Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols, who had two hits. The Dodgers were at home, but they were out of their element — and they played accordingly in a loss that sent the defending World Series champions to the brink of elimination.news.yahoo.com
Dodgers' Pujols goes on COVID-19 IL after 2nd vaccine
Albert Pujols went on the Los Angeles Dodgers' COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, when Cody Bellinger was activated from the IL after missing eight games with a broken left rib. Pujols received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and “just didn't feel good,” manager Dave Roberts said. Roberts said Pujols will be re-evaluated Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Duggar triples, Giants hold off Dodgers 6-4 for NL West lead
Steven Duggar hit a tiebreaking two-run triple after being called up earlier in the day, Brandon Belt homered, and the San Francisco Giants wrapped up their key weekend series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers with a 6-4 win to take the NL West lead.
Padres beat Dodgers 5-3 for 1st sweep of rivals in 8 seasons
Trent Grisham drew a go-ahead, bases-loaded walk with one out in the eighth and the San Diego Padres hit three solo homers off Trevor Bauer and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 for their first three-game sweep of the NL West rivals in eight seasons.
Albert Pujols was abruptly released this week. Is Miguel Cabrera’s career on same path?
The season is still young, and although Cabrera’s overall numbers are ugly, there’s plenty of time to get on track. However, unlike Pujols, who was in the final year of his contract with the Angels, Cabrera is signed through 2023. But if the Pujols deal was bad, the extension Cabrera signed with the Tigers prior to the 2014 season is likely to end up being far worse. But it’s blindingly obvious by now that his career trajectory is following a different path, and the most apt comparison is -- you guessed it -- Albert Pujols. And if not, will be the Tigers be forced to make the same uncomfortable decision the Angels made this week?mlive.com
Miggy milestone tracker: Will he reach 500 homers, 3,000 hits this year?
Will Miguel Cabrera reached 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in 2021? And any projection of exactly when the Detroit Tigers star will reach those hallowed numbers is fraught with uncertainty. In 2020, Cabrera played in a team-high 57 games in the shortened season and actually looked like a much younger, healthier version of himself. Cabrera hit some mammoth homers in 2020, but it also appeared that some of his doubles turned into homers. He is only 12 hits away from surpassing Omar Vizquel (2,877) for most hits by a Venezuela-born player.mlive.com