Its the cold. I am telling you it's not the switch to the AL. He is used to playing in FLA where its nice & warm. Never has he had to start a season this long in cold weather. Detroit & Boston, two of the worst places to play early in the season for Latin players.
I think this is the biggest reason the Tigers bats are cold to start the season as well. They are an overwhelmingly Latin team.
I think of all top 20 players drafted, M-Cab is the only true buy-low candidate, but he'll come around. Usually, good hitters are a bit slow coming out of the gate given that the ball just doesn't carry well in cold weather. M-Cab's been through a few droughts before, as any major leaguer has, and in fact the Tigers offense as a whole has been a far cry from impressive. He's too good to not put his act together.
Well, it doesn't ALWAYS get better....in one of my leagues last year, my top 6 picks were: Pujols, Manny, Bay, Abreu, Furcal, Dye
Eventually you give up on your guys doing anything.
I know none of us want to dump Mcab, and YES it's still very early, but it's sooooo frustrating to see someone in the league get crede and cueto for $2 and be cruising while those of us who spent $50+ on Mcab and Sabathia are just digging a bigger hole to get out of.
MCab is limping like crazy today against the white sox- he can barely jog to the bases. Even though he's 2-4 tonight, he looks terrible, slap hitting and in obvious pain. He's going to be getting multiple days off soon.
Peregrine wrote:MCab is limping like crazy today against the white sox- he can barely jog to the bases. Even though he's 2-4 tonight, he looks terrible, slap hitting and in obvious pain. He's going to be getting multiple days off soon.