Detroit Tigers: 5 reasons to still watch in 2015 (VIDEOS)

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Jun 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a double during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. The Tigers won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

#2: Miguel Cabrera

Years from now when our grandchildren live and die with the trials and tribulations of the 2052 Detroit Tigers, we will tell the tale of Miguel Cabrera.

Whenever Miggy steps to the plate, something incredible can happen.  The comparisons to Hank Aaron can grow tiresome because they are used so often, but it really tells you something about the skills of Cabrera and his impact in the game both now and well into the future.

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  • We’ve often lamented the fact that Tigers’ players continually get screwed out of the Hall-of-Fame, but if Miggy’s career ended at the end of this article, he would be enshrined in Cooperstown in 2020 without question.

    Cabrera has been hitting and fielding and getting ready to come back from his 6-8 week calf strain. In about 10 days we will reach the front end of that six-week window, but with the Tigers’ seemingly out of it for this season some believe the Tigers will, or should, ease Cabrera back in.

    It’s hard to argue with that logic as we’ve seen the struggles of V-Mart from his various injuries this year, but when he’s ready to come back, Miggy is a guy that can put this team on his back to the finish.

    And even if he can’t, he’s still entertaining as hell.

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