The Tigers are reporting that Miguel Cabrera has a small fracture under his right eye, i.e. a non-displaced fracture in the orbital bone. When questioned, Miggy was puzzled, saying, “I don’t chew Orbitz.” The Tigers are saying he will be shut down for a week, but should be ready for Opening Day. I tend to agree with them. Miggy has that special brand of “I don’t give an eff in the effhole,” that was exhibited by Manny Ramirez and has been carried in his absence by Hanley Ramirez. I like to call it insouciance, because I have a thesaurus. The Tigers are saying Miggy will be ready for Opening Day, so there’s no reason to panic. I’d continue to draft Miggy at or near the top of my draft boards. I have to think the Tigers are gonna think long and hard about letting him play third now. Not only because of the injury, but he’s losing precious time to get reacquainted with the position. Frequent commenter, JoeC, had a good idea, put Miggy in a body cast. Armor to stop all balls hit directly at him and now he can say decreased mobility is his strong suit. Also, in fantasy baseball news:
Grant Balfour – The A’s named Balfour the closer. They obviously felt a righty with a last name synonymous with a hitter getting on base is better than a lefty who puts hitters on base.
Brad Peacock – As predicted this morning, but not three months ago, Peacock was optioned to Triple-A. Damn you and your beautiful plumage! The A’s are obviously repaying me for my tepid response to Moneyball. In all but the deepest of leagues, it’s okay to drop Peacock and gamble on a different pitcher sleeper. Chris Sale comes to mind.