A four-time batting champ, two-time American League MVP, 2012 Triple Crown winner and World Series winner with the Marlins, Cabrera looks poised to finish with 3,000 hits, 500 home runs and a batting average safely over .300.
To some voters, Cabrera might appear to be a great bat and little else. His defense leaves something to be desired. And by sabermetrics, such as his 39.6 Wins Above Average or 69.6 WAR, Cabrera appears on track to be a solid Hall of Fame selection, but far from the best player ever. He’ll likely be a first-ballot selection, but not terribly close to 100 percent.
San Diego is down to one major professional sports team with the Chargers announcing Thursday a move to Los Angeles.
While the Padres now figure to be the draw of the city, they are still upset with the Chargers’ decision to move north.
“We are deeply disappointed by the news that the Chargers are leaving San Diego,” Padres chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler said in a joint statement. “The Chargers Cheap Fan Jerseys are a community treasure, and we have always believed that San Diego is better off with the team here. That said, we know San Diego will continue to grow and become an even more vibrant community.”
With beautiful Petco Park still relatively new, the Padres, who have been in San Diego since 1969, are here to stay.