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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby Slow Pitch » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:29 am

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.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:43 am

The Big Train wrote:
Relentless wrote:I had him last season, but I don't remember him struggling or slumping at all. I guess the switch to the AL has really affected him so far...


So far this season...

March 31- April 10, 2008
8 games:

4/29, .138 AVG, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR.



Last season...

April 15-25, 2007
8 games:

6/32, .188 AVG, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR


May 6-13, 2007
8 games:

5/30, .167 AVG, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR


August 22-31, 2007
8 games:

3/32, .094 AVG, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 HR

So, unless there's an injury issue, or the competition in the AL is THAT much better, this isn't exactly unprecedented. Fellow MCab owners, I invite you to smoke a fat one with me... and relax a bit.


Good post. Might I add, it's not that this isn't unprecedented with just MCab, every single player who ever put on the uniform for more than a few days has gone on an 8 day slump. Everyone.

As everyone has said, as long as he's healthy, who cares? The numbers will be there in the end.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:27 pm

The Big Train wrote:
Relentless wrote:I had him last season, but I don't remember him struggling or slumping at all. I guess the switch to the AL has really affected him so far...


So far this season...

March 31- April 10, 2008
8 games:

4/29, .138 AVG, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR.



Last season...

April 15-25, 2007
8 games:

6/32, .188 AVG, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR


May 6-13, 2007
8 games:

5/30, .167 AVG, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR


August 22-31, 2007
8 games:

3/32, .094 AVG, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 HR

So, unless there's an injury issue, or the competition in the AL is THAT much better, this isn't exactly unprecedented. Fellow MCab owners, I invite you to smoke a fat one with me... and relax a bit.


I accept your offer ;-D

Ok but seriously. i can never tell if people are really being serious about this. Do people really get nervous after 2 weeks of the season? If so how can I get in your league...
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:48 pm

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. ;-D
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:33 pm

If he wasn't already the cornerstone of both of my keeper teams, I'd be buying.

That having been said, I have had bad luck with hitters switching leagues. I think there may be something to it ... anyone care to dig up some stats on hitters going from AL to NL and vice versa?
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby whoson1st0 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:52 pm

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.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby Peregrine » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:57 pm

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.
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Re: Miguel Cabrera makes me wanna cry...

Postby colemwi » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:38 pm

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.



He looks really bad running
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