Miguel Cabrera was only with the Marlins for five seasons before being shipped off to Detroit. But, during those five seasons, Miggy proved that he was in the big leagues to stay.
Originally signed as an undrafted free-agent, Cabrera began to ascend through the minor leagues. Making his debut in 2003, Miggy was a driving force behind the Marlins’ second World Series Championship.
Cabrera established himself as a potential power threat early in his career belting 12 homers in a shortened rookie season. From 2004 to 2007 Cabrera earned the title of All-Star, making appearances in all games. Among his Marlins accolades, Cabrera was also a two-time Silver Slugger with the Fish.
Now regarded as one of the best pure hitters in MLB and likely a first ballot Hall of Famer, Cabrera is a member of the Detroit Tigers. In the same deal that sent Dontrelle Willis to the Tigers to receive future starters Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin, Cabrera fell victim to ownership dismantling a talented team.
Since taking his talents to Detroit, Cabrera has won a Triple Crown, been a four-time batting champion, two-time MVP, and been a seven-time All-Star. Oh what could have been if Miggy and Giancarlo Stanton joined forces.