Orioles: Cabrera update
No, not Daniel. I know a lot of Orioles fans would like to have him back -- just for comic relief -- but this is an update on Miguel Cabrera, whose off-field problems this past season raised hope in some remote quarters of Birdland that the Detroit Tigers would try to dump his big contract on somebody.
Apparently, that's not going to happen. We've been checking around and there is absolutely no indication that the Tigers are trying to unload him. It certainly was not an illogical concept, since they would be stuck with that massive contract if he can't get his personal life back on track, but he's arguably the second-best player in the game and that kind of talent doesn't come along every day.
While we're on the subject, it's hard to imagine Peter Angelos signing off on a player like that at a price like that. He's two years into an eight-year, $152.3 million deal that still has a guaranteed $126 million to go.