MVP of Yesterday (May 14, 2015): Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera had three hits- two of them homers- and racked up 5 RBIs on the day yesterday. He’s the MVP, his second of the year!

Standings, as always, after the jump:

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MVP of Yesterday (August 25, 2013): Miguel Cabrera

Much like how people keep hitting themselves when you ask them to “stop hitting yourself”, pitchers continue to pitch to Miguel Cabrera despite everyone saying that they really shouldn’t. Oh, sure, there’s Prince Fielder right behind him, but, well, you have to wonder if Miguel Cabrera is getting so good that it’s now perhaps a better idea to just risk Prince Fielder beating you. Take yesterday, for example, where Miguel Cabrera went 3-4 with a HR, 2 RBIs and a walk.

It’s his sixth total MVP of Yesterday, as you can see after the jump:

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PACES! (As of May 29, 2013)

  • Miguel Cabrera is on pace for 185 RBIs. The single-season record of 191 is held by Hack Wilson of the 1930 Chicago Cubs. The AL single-season record, held by Lou Gehrig of the 1931 Yankees, is 184.
  • Chris Davis is on pace for 53 HR. The Baltimore single-season record is 50, by Brady Anderson in 1995.
  • Jason Grilli is on pace for 65 saves. The single-season record is 62, held by Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.
  • The Miami Marlins are on pace for either 40 or 41 wins (depending on how you round it). Want to know what other team only had 40 wins? The 1962 New York Mets.

What does this mean? Well, nobody can be 100% sure, since keeping up a pace, especially one of historic significance, is hard. But it’s an interesting thing to think about…

MVP of Yesterday (May 23, 2013): Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera “only” went 2-3 yesterday with a home run, 3 RBIs and two walks, but because of the smaller schedule yesterday, he still snags a MVP of Yesterday title. It also has put him ahead of Bryce Harper overall in the standings.

MVP Standings after the jump:

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MVP of Yesterday (May 19, 2013): Miguel Cabrera

I believe John Kruk spoke for all of us when he declared that Miguel Cabrera is just better than everyone else. It certainly was true last night, when he went 4-4 with 3 HRs and 5 RBIs. Of course, the Tigers lost, but still…

MVP of Yesterday standings, as always, under the jump:

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MVP of Yesterday (May 4, 2013): Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera is good at baseball. We all know this, but when he gets 2 HRs and 6 RBIs like he did yesterday in the 17-2 Tigers rout over the Astros, we are reminded of it.  It’s his second MVP of Yesterday this season.

 

MVP Standings after the jump:

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The MVP of Yesterday (April 16, 2013): Miguel Cabrera

By going 3-5 with a HR and 4 RBIs in a win against the Mariners, Miguel edges out David Wright, Joe Mauer, Robinson Cano and others for the MVP of Yesterday.

The MVP standings can be seen below the jump:

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Headlines from Across the Continuum: November 16, 2012

The Newseum puts up the front pages of major newspapers from around the world every day. In this new semi-regular feature, I look at some of that news.

Story: Miguel Cabrera wins AL MVP

El Nacional (Caracas, Venezuela): Miguel Cabrera es el mejor de su liga (Translation from Google: Miguel Cabrera is the best of his league)

El Universal (Caracas, Venezuela): Cabrera Jugador Más Valioso (Translation from Google: Cabrera Most Valuable Player)

Ultimas Noticias (Caracas, Venezuela): ¡Cabrera, el papá de los helados! (Translation from Google: Cabrera, the father of ice cream! Note that from some research it might be better translated as “Cabrera, the pop of pop!” or something like that)

Detroit Free Press: MVP Miggy

Detroit News: Cabrera wins MVP

Daily Journal (Vineland, New Jersey): Trout Takes 2nd in MVP Race

Story: Buster Posey wins NL MVP

San Francisco Chronicle: Remarkable season makes Posey an MVP

The Daily News (Palo Alto): BUSTER MVP

Story: Panama bracket of World Baseball Classic Begins

La Prensa (Managua, Nicaragua): Selección hoy ante Colombia (Google translation: Selection today against Colombia. Selección is a synonym of National Team in Spanish)

La Estrella De Panama (Panama City): ARRANCA LA FIESTA DE BÉISBOL (Google translation: BASEBALL PARTY STARTS)

La Prensa (Panama City): BRASIL SORPRENDE A PANAMÁ (Translation: Brazil surprises Panama- a reference to the result of the game)