Miguel Cabrera is coming off his worse year as a major leaguer. While it’s possible that, after 15 seasons, the future Hall of Famer is finally entering a decline phase, the steep falloff in production he experienced was due far more to his health than to his age and the miles on the odometer.

Cabrera injured his back in the World Baseball Classic last spring and never managed to get right during the season. A lot of this, no doubt, is due to Miggy’s notorious aversion to taking time off when he’s banged up. More of it is due to the Tigers’ more troublesome aversion to making him take time off even when it is clear that he’s not himself, health-wise.

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