Detroit Tigers: Top Five Bold Predictions for 2015
By Dave Holcomb
Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first basemanMiguel Cabrera
(24) smiles from the field before a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
1B Miguel Cabrera Wins His Third AL MVP
The Tigers first baseman had a down season last year after winning back-to-back AL MVP awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, he became the first hitter since Carl Yastremski to win the Triple Crown with 44 home runs, 139 RBI and a .348 batting average.
Last season, though, he hit .313 with 25 home runs and 109 RBI.
As I have written many times before, the fact those numbers are considered “down” should tell fans how productive Cabrera really could be.
Many are worried at age 32 and coming off foot surgery in October, Cabrera won’t return to his MVP type numbers.
Motor City Bengals disagrees.
The surgery could really help Cabrera, who really didn’t look healthy down the stretch last season or the year prior, and yet he still competed for one of the best averages in the American League. Cabrera is moving along just fine in his rehab this spring and if healthy, will return to his MVP type numbers.