I was very excited to get this autograph. I have seen the Tigers twice in person for a total of 7 games…and was never able to get him. He was tough. Finally was able to knock him out through the charity program. I do not think I will get this lucky with Miguel Cabrera.
This seasons Detroit duo of Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez reminded me of the Manny-Ortiz duo of the Boston Red Sox back in 2006-2007. I am not sure how the stats line up, but I do know that they wrecked the Indians in much the same manner. And I hated them. Only with the Tigers duo I kind of respect them. Well, Victor at least.
Its crazy that V-Mart would have the best season of his career at age 35…and its not even close. He did it while also leaving the league in OBP and OPS…and somehow NOT leading league in OPS+ with a crazy good 168. Jose Abreu led the league in that department with a 169.
I am still bummed that he left, and I would love to see him have a final fun with the team before he retires. Sadly, with Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana I don’t see much space for him…but I would not mind just putting Swisher in a burlap sack and tossing him in the river to make some room on the roster.
|162 Game Avg.||605||21||103||65||71||.306||.373||.475||.847||126|
|CLE (8 yrs)||3035||103||518||347||407||.297||.369||.463||.832||120|