When the results of the 2016 AL Cy Young voting came back, SI cover model Kate Upton was less than pleased. She embarked on a profanity laced tirade, questioning the legitimacy of the system that awarded Rick Porcello the Cy Young, over her husband Justin Verlander.
The 29 year old outfielder batted .303 with 22 HR and 68 RBI for the Tigers last year, despite missing nearly two months, but the front office is seemingly reluctant to hand out extensions at this point – especially considering that Martinez’s next contract could be well into 9 figures.
Clayton Kershaw has two Cy Young Awards by age 25 and one runner-up finish. He just posted baseball’s lowest ERA in 13 years and became the third pitcher since 1900 to lead the majors in that category for three consecutive seasons.
Cabrera, who leads the majors in batting average and RBIs, suffered the injury while attempting to leg out a double in the fifth inning.
Dombrowski will certainly talk and listen, but he didn’t sound like he had anything looming as Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline loomed.
“We are pleased to add an experienced arm to our bullpen,” Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “Jose can pitch in a variety of roles, provides depth in the bullpen, and complements the roles of Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.”
There was lots of room for improvement in the AL Central this year, but only a couple of teams seem to have taken advantage of the offseason. Detroit is likely the front-runner of the division again, but the Indians, Royals and White Sox have made some moves that could put them in contention during the month of September.
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