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 Post subject: Re: May 27, 2013 Pirates (31-19) at Tigers (28-20)
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:13 pm 
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I had no idea that Gatorade had a cigarette flavored drink in the early 90's?!

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 Post subject: Re: May 27, 2013 Pirates (31-19) at Tigers (28-20)
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Go ahead and compare Miguel Cabrera to every other third baseman in the league as well, let alone every other player in the league at any position. Most of them are going to look bad when you're comparing them to the player I would cite as the best in the league.

You wouldn't be alone in that, obviously.

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When you're already The Best There Is, how is it possible to get even better?

That's the question we should be asking ourselves about Miguel Cabrera: How? Exactly how is this possible?

What he's in the process of doing these days has never been done. Never.

Win a Triple Crown one year. … Have a better year the next? Who does that?

I can tell you the answer: No one does that.

Only him.

Here are Cabrera's numbers from last season, stacked up against his projected numbers for this season. They're ridiculous just to look at:
•2012: .330/.383/.606/44 HRs/139 RBIs
•2013: .385/.459/.682/48 HRs/196 RBIs

He's on a path to take a mammoth jump in every category? Really?

A 55-point leap in batting average? More than 150 points in OPS? And nearly 60 more RBIs? This is incredible.

Not to mention without any precedent whatsoever.

I took a look this week at everyone in history who ever won a Triple Crown. You'd think somebody -- Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, somebody -- would have had a season the next year in which he had better numbers, even if he didn't do that three-peat thing again. Right?

Nope. Nobody.


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