Miguel Cabrera has been trending towards retirement in recent months, sitting at age 38. Wednesday Miggy cemented his future plans. Stating “Two more years. That’s it.”
Healing Old Wounds
It is to no surprise by Tigers fans that Cabrera is nearing the end. Being 38 years-old, Cabrera has a lot of wear and tear on his body. In an interview with Sage Steele of ESPN Cabrera said “I need to take care of this in the offseason and prepare myself for next season. I say two more years. I think that’s enough. I will be happy with 20 years in the big leagues if I can make it.”
Cabrera has been a staple to the Tigers organization with recently hitting his 500th homerun Sunday. MIggy is also 45 hits from joining elite company in the 3000 hit club.
These accomplishments are just the tip to the iceberg of what Cabrera means to the city of Detroit. He means grit, determination and consistency. He has captured many memories in his 14 seasons here in Detroit. All of Detroit will never forget 2012, when Miggy became the 10th player to ever complete the Triple Crown.
Over 19 seasons, Cabrera has compiled a stat line that proves that he is one of the best right handed hitters of all time. Cabrera has 2,958 hits, 501 home runs and 1,786 RBIs in 2,558 games, while having a .311 batting average. This by many standards is elite.
Cabrera can fill a book shelf with the awards he’s accomplished. 2 MVPs, 11 All-Star appearances, 7 silver-slugger awards and a World Series ring with the Miami Marlins.
One Last Ride?
Cabrera expressed that he would like to retire in Detroit. Cabrera said “I’m going to feel more proud if in my last two years here in Detroit we can win a championship,” Whatever happens in his final seasons, Cabrera will go down as one of the greatest Detroit player of all time.