|Getting Miggy with it|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on April 16, 2009
Josh Q. Public likes what he sees from Miguel Cabrera this early in the season:
Miguel Cabrera is starting something.¬† Hot starting something.¬† Yesterday, Miggy had three hits.¬† Yesterday, Miggy had¬†two RBIs.¬†¬†Big deal you say?¬† So what you say?¬† I‚Äôll tell you so what.¬† I‚Äôll tell you that lifts his season totals to¬†seventeen hits.¬†¬†¬†I‚Äôll tell you that lifts his season totals to twelve¬† RBIs.¬† I‚Äôll also tell you the¬†last Detroit Tigers player with such high totals in both categories through the team‚Äôs first nine games of a season was the aberration that was Chris Shelton.¬†¬†¬†¬†
Chris Shelton may have¬†had¬†nineteen hits,¬†fourteen RBIs and¬†seven¬†bombs over the Tigers‚Äô first nine games in 2006, but Shelton hit only nine more homers in 106 subsequent games that season.¬† Shelton subsequently went into obscurity and is now toiling in the Seattle Mariners farm system.¬† Miguel Cabrera ain‚Äôt going nowhere.
I had Miguel Cabrera as my AL MVP pick. So far, it's looking like a smart choice.