High-priced sluggers like Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols have been slumping thus far in 2013 which makes the hitting parade that Miguel Cabrera has been putting on even more impressive.
Every year we see players like Cabrera ride the wave of power, yet the three home runs that he smashed on Sunday were incredibly fascinating. The Detroit Tigers managed to drop the game against the Texas Rangers in an offensive exhibition, so the bittersweet homers are just that. Cabrera and the scuffling Tigers remain above water with a 23-19 record, but the expectations across MLB are certainly higher than .500.
With offensive juggernauts throughout the lineup I would be surprised to see the Tigers anywhere else but first place in the AL Central.
Getting away from the disappointing Tigers, the argument that Cabrera is the best hitter of the decade is starting to gain a lot of steam and rightfully so. Personally, he is the best hitter that I have ever had the fortune to watch on a daily basis. His ability to plant pitches to all sides of the park is unparralled as his numbers are strong in every single category — take a look at his Triple Crown winning season last year.
Although Cabrera broke into the league in 2003, Miggy has shown enough for me to proclaim him as the best hitter of the decade. Pujols won the Rookie of the Year in 2000, so his name also belongs in this discussion — keep in mind that the overpaid Los Angeles Angels slugger is hitting .241 in 2013.