292 million bucks? YEP!
Miguel Cabrera is about to have the best weekend of his life, as the Triple Crown winner agreed to a $292 million, 10-year contract Friday with the Detroit Tigers.
Cabrera takes over baseball’s highest-paying contract from Alex Rodriguez, who agreed to a $252 million, 10-year deal with Texas that started in 2001. That was before A-Rod was famously traded to the Yankees after three seasons, and then signed a $275 million, 10-year deal with New York in December 2006. Cabrera’s average of $29.2 million is second only to the $30,714,286 that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw averages under his $215 million, seven-year deal in January. Which proves that having no price cap in baseball is just insane sometimes.
ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester smothered St. Louis on four hits into the eighth, David Ross hit a tie-breaking RBI double in a two-run seventh inning off Adam Wainwright and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
David Ortiz’s RBI double in the first put the Red Sox ahead until Matt Holliday hit his second home run of the Series in the fourth, ending a 16 1/3 inning Series scoreless streak for Lester dating to 2007.
In a rematch of the opener, won by the Red Sox 8-1, Lester again beat Wainwright, striking out seven and walking one in 7 2/3 innings. Koji Uehara got four outs to finish the four-hitter for his second save.
Boston can win its third title in a decade on Wednesday night, when the Series resumes at Fenway Park — where the Red Sox haven’t won a championship on their home field since 1918. John Lackey starts for Boston and rookie Michael Wachafor St. Louis in a rematch of Game 2, won by the Cardinals 4-2.
In the 42 previous times the Series has been tied 2-2, the Game 5 winner has gone on to take the title 27 times — but just three of the last 10.
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Mike Napoli’s drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy — a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera’s prodigious homers.
In this series, Napoli has been the one hitting key home runs, while Cabrera remains stymied by a tough Boston bullpen.
Napoli opened the scoring with another big long ball, Junichi Tazawa again bested Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox can win the AL pennant Saturday, when the Tigers’ Max Scherzer faces the Red Sox’sClay Buchholz in Game 6.
“Our guys are well aware of where we are,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “But at the same time, the beauty of them is to not get ahead of themselves, and that will be the case once that first pitch is thrown on Saturday.”
One of the stupidest thing my Rangers did was to NOT resign Napoli