Triple Crown Me



Miggy's Quest

No player has hit for the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967. Right now Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.333) and in Runs Batted In (130). He is second in Home Runs (41) only one behind Texas slugger Josh Hamilton. Miggy would be the first Third baseman to win the Triple Crown in the history of the game and he would be the second Detroit Tiger to accomplish the feat since Ty Cobb in 1909. 

So what are the chances?

I'd say pretty good considering he only needs to pass Hamilton in Home Runs. As of right now Josh Hamilton is out with an illness that is also affecting his vision. Hamilton missed Wednesday and Thursday's games against the Angels because of the vision issue and he may need a few more days off which should give Cabrera a window of opportunity.

In case you were wondering the Tigers next 6 games are at home against:

Team (Probable Starter) - Career H/AB

Minnesota (Deduno) - 1 for 4
Minnesota (Diamond) - 4 for 8
Minnesota (Walters) - Never Faced
Kansas City (Hochever) - 16 for 32 with 2 HR
Kansas City (Chen) - 11 for 26 with 3 HR
Kansas City (Guthrie) - 7 for 19 with 2 HR

My gut says Miggy will get the Triple Crown this year and win the MVP. If Cabrera doesn't pass Josh Hamilton in homers, there is a 21 year old kid out in LA that will walk away with some hardware at the end of the season. More than just a Rookie of the Year award...

Alex Wiesner
September 20th, 2012


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