life happens, and then it happens again, then I post again, then the Royals are in first place. What? I feel like it has either been a long time coming, or it is a long strange trip we have been on. Miggy sub par Miggy, JV getting old?, and our retooled lineup, well, getting tooled. I was worried about the Tigers being too old, and even if we whee “faster”, that the younger A’s, Royals, O’s, Angels, etc, would overcome us. BUT, all that being said, I still place my money on the 3 last Cy Youngs, as well as the last 3 MVPs!! I would not bet against the Tigers at this point, and I feel like we still have either a Cy or an MVP coming again this year. Jim Johnson, called up today, should help solidify our weak pen, and once Soria and Anibel male it back…..lets bring back the passion…lets bring back the blood……lets get it on……….its gonna be on in ‘tember!!!!!! Go Tigers!!!
While the Tigers official report day is today, Miggy has been in lakeland all week, eager to get a jump on this year already, and yes, the MVP showed up to camp early.
“I feel free, like I can do anything right now..” I don’t know about you, but even with the normal spring cockiness, this is nothing but good news for the Tigers.
How will Miggy fare without the portly Prince hitting behind him in the lineup? Well with most guys you might expect some drop in production, but we will see what we get from the reigning two time MVP, his slugging was only 2nd in the leage in the two years pre-prince, and 1st the last two with him, but Miggy does seem to be improving with age, no pun intended.
One thing I will miss, is Fielders game from the lineup, he showed up everyday, he missed less than 15 games in his first 8 full years in the league, and NEVER missed a game as a Tiger!!!! but Miggy is no slouch, he missed only 18 games in his first 5 years with the Tigers before last year where he, ONLY, played in 148 games!! (but still produced 44 HRs, 137 RBIs, only 2 RBIs short of his Triple Crown performance of 2012!!! His slugging percentage was actually 30 points HIGHER, BA 18 points higher last year than his triple crown year, same HRs though, what a slouch, again……..whats that guys name from southern Jersey????????? some kind of fish???