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???