Miguel Cabrera, first baseman, Detroit Tigers

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The Tigers sit at 4-2 though six games, which is something to be encouraged about. Cabrera’s contributions, however, have been minimal.

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.