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Detroit Tigers Rumors: No Offers for Miguel Cabrera at Winter Meetings

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May 17, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a triple in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 17, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a triple in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Tigers rumors are here once again as the Winter Meetings come to a close. According to the latest report, the team didn’t receive any offers for Miguel Cabrera at baseball’s annual meetings.

Detroit Tigers rumors are in the news as the offseason continues to get under way.

Outside of dealing Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Tigers haven’t made any trades. However, that hasn’t stopped some of the names of Detroit’s players from appearing in the rumor mill.

Slugging first baseman and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera is the latest Tigers player to have his name mentioned in trade rumors.

Per the latest from veteran insider Bob Nightengale, the Tigers didn’t receive any trade offers for Cabrera at the Winter Meetings.

In a tweet on Thursday morning, the USA TODAY columnist tweeted, “The Detroit #Tigers, entertained plenty of offers this week, but none involved Miguel Cabrera.”

At 33 years old and with a contract that potentially runs through 2025, it isn’t too surprising that teams didn’t make an offer on Cabrera at the Winter Meetings.

Still, the longtime Tiger was once again extremely productive last season.

Cabrera registered a 4.9 WAR while hitting .316 with a .393 on-bae percentage and a .563 slugging percentage in 158 games.

Over those 158 games, the first baseman added 108 RBI, 92 runs scored, 38 home runs and 31 doubles.

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In his total 679 plate appearances, Cabrera also notched a 152 wRC+, a .399 wOBA and a .247 ISO.

Compared to the rest of the league, the slugger’s numbers stacked up favorably.

The two-time MVP ranked among Major League Baseball’s elite in slugging percentage (fifth), wRC+ (sixth), wOBA (seventh), RBI (ninth), batting average (ninth), on-base percentage (10th), home runs (11th) and ISO (19th).

The former Marlin also led the league with 15 intentional walks.

2017 Outlook

Assuming he isn’t dealt, Cabrera will return to the Motor City and once again anchor a Detroit Tigers lineup that could be among the league’s best.

Despite dealing Maybin, Detroit still employs Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez, Nick Castellanos and Justin Upton.

With those five batters—not to mention Cabrera himself—the Tigers have an excellent shot at returning to the playoffs.

Detroit’s offense, not to mention the team in general, should benefit from the division-rival White Sox and Royals trading away key pieces.

Next: Breaking Down Detroit's Rule 5 Draft Results

So far this offseason, Chicago has dealt Chris Sale and Adam Eaton to Boston and Washington respectively. Meanwhile, the Royals flipped Wade Davis to the Chicago Cubs.

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