Miguel Cabrera is one of the most famous names in recent days in the MLB. The Venezuelan is one home run away from entering the 500 club, which has only 27 players. In addition, with each hit that the Detroit Tigers player hits, he approaches 3,000.
Although Detroit has 4 seasons with a negative record, the Tigers They were one of the best teams in the Central Division in Cabrera’s best moment as a player. The team had four trips to the playoffs, which included a World Series with “Miggy” leading the offensive baton.
Miguel’s two MVP awards were won in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the same seasons in which the team played the American League Championship Series and the World Series, respectively. Although both were defeated, Cabrera he had averages of: .330, 44 homers and 139 RBIs in 2012, which earned him the Triple Crown; and .344 average, 44 home runs and 137 RBIs in 2013, which once again placed him as one of the most productive players.
Cabrera’s contract with Detroit is for 8 years and $ 248 million, which still has 4 contests remaining in which he will earn an average of $ 30 million annually, with the exception of the years 2022 and 2023, in which he will earn $ 32 million.
Since his arrival in 2008, the Venezuelan featured for the MVP trophy 9 times, winning it twice. In addition, he has 4 batting championships, 7 All-Star selections, 5 Silver Bats and two MLB Player of the Year awards.
Although teams invest large amounts of money in a player to help them win championships – at one point they had Max Scherzer; Justin Verlander, Magglio Ordóñez, Carlos Guillén and Prince Fielder as offensive support for Miguel – Detroit has not invested more in building a competitive roster that will take them to the playoffs.
Cabrera’s contract as a player with the Tigers is already more than justified and amortized, so he is on his way to culminating his career as one of the best players in the franchise.