Miguel Cabrera, first baseman, Detroit Tigers
The Tigers sit at 4-2 though six games, which is something to be encouraged about. Cabrera’s contributions, however, have been minimal.
Miguel Cabrera is 2 for 21 this season. Never expect to type that sentence.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 10, 2017
In fact, Cabrera’s only two hits came in the same game, which was one of Detroit’s two losses.
This slow start creates a fair amount of long-term worry as well. Cabrera is far from a baby. He turns 34 in April.
Power hitters can be effective into their mid-late 30s, but it’s not something that we can take for granted. A quick hot streak from the two-time MVP would do a lot to ease nerves throughout the Motor City.
The longer this slump goes, the more the anxiety will grow.