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It’s all Derek Jeter, all the time.
It’s common knowledge that the 30-year-old Miguel Cabrera has had a ridiculously good beginning to his career. But you may not have realize how good, exactly. It’s been basically the same as MLB’s non-steroid Home Run King, Hank Aaron. Like, freakishly alike.
Don’t Like Miguel Cabrera’s 10-Year Deal? Here’s A List Of The 7 Best MLB Seasons Over The Age Of 37
Before you start screaming at the Tigers’ twitter account, read this article. Miguel Cabrera may not be worth $30 million when he’s 40-years-old — but he won’t be useless. Check out these monstrous seasons his fellow baseball greats had in their golden years.
The Detroit Tigers just extended Miguel Cabrera for an obscene $248 million over eight years. Combine this extension with the two years and $44 million left on his current deal, plus two vesting options for an additional 11th and 12th year at $30 million apiece, and you get a 12-year, $352 million contract.
Ugh, this is breaking our hearts, Miggy. Click through for more.
What actually happens to a baseball at the moment of impact? Let’s just say that the common expression “He mashed that one” isn’t far off.
If you thought Yu Darvish throwing six pitches at once was mesmerizing, how about six Miguel Cabrera home runs in one animated GIF? Boom, it’s 6-0, Tigers.
It’s February 26 and in all likelihood, you haven’t mustered up the energy to care about baseball’s spring training yet. That’s OK, I get it. But maybe it’s time to start paying attention, because now we get to see reigning Triple Crown winner and AL MVP Miguel Cabrera do things like this again.
Mitch Albom isn’t the only one ranting against “stat geeks” these days. ESPN New York columnist Rob Parker has joined his ranks through Twitter, claiming this day a victory for “real baseball fans” because Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP. through Twitter. Though most of the tweeting comes via retweets of those in agreement, Parker does drop a few gems, after the jump.