According to Lynn Henning / The Detroit News: Miguel Cabrera joins Tigers’ trade talksÂ Cabrera’s name has also been added to the list of potential cost cutting moves by the maxed out Tigers.Â He joins Granderson, Jackson,Â Magglio Ordonez and just about everyone on the team with the exception of Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello.Â Â
Of course most of us know a few things about Miggy.
He is one of the best hitters in the game: .324 .396 .547 .942 last season with 34 HR and 334 Total Bases.Â His career line is .311Â .383 .542 .925
He is plump.Â He was not a good 3B and was moved to 1B because he can hit.Â In his 2 seasons at 1B he has produced a -2.1 UZR (I still fill it is very flawed for 1B).Â
He wasÂ recently arrested Â ”in October following a long night of drinking at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. After he was driven home at 6:30 a.m. by a bellman, an ugly squabble developed between Cabrera and his wife, Rosangel. Cabrera was displaying a badly scratched face when police officers arrived following a chilling 911 call from his wife. His blood-alcohol level that morning was a stunning 0.26. He had been involved five weeks earlier in another drinking incident at the Townsend, which begot questions about Cabera’s possible alcoholism. “Â Oh and by the way, CabreraÂ was 0-4 withÂ six runners strandedÂ in a 5-1 loss toÂ Chicago on Saturday night 12 hours after being picked up from the police station.
He has a big contract: 10:$20M, 11:$20M, 12:$21M, 13:$21M, 14:$22M, 15:$22MÂ With those kind of numbers you would assume that the Mets and Redsox would lead the group in teams even able to afford him that need a 1B.
So what do you guys think?Â Would you make a move for Cabrera if he was available?Â What would you be willing to give up for the Tigers version of Santa Claus?