Joe Maddon says he wishes Miguel Cabrera wouldn't cry so much

Joe Maddon likes Miguel Cabrera, but wishes he would cry less

7/2/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5222 respect

Jun 28, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (70) in the dugout before the game against the Detroit Tigers  at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsIn a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, Joe Maddon says he thinks Miguel Cabrera cries too much.

"I don’t debate, this guy is outstanding. He’s wonderful. I just wish he wouldn’t cry so much."

Oh, really Joe?

Apparently Cabrera was a bit upset about Rays closer Fernando Rodney buzzing him with an inside pitch.

Cabrera is hardly the first hitter to take issue with that, and he won't be the last. And it's understandable. If a guy gets hit with a pitch, it can lead to injury at worst, and some serious pain at the very least.

Amid a 2nd epic season in a row, the last thing Cabrera wants is a senseless injury caused by a pitcher trying to prove a point.

Maddon, on the other hand, seems to have something to say about pretty much everything that happens in a baseball game. I'm not sure if the Rays' long history of mediocrity has given him some sort of Napoleon complex that he hasn't been able to shake despite their recent success, but it might be time for Maddon to have a seat and shut his mouth.
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7/2/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
My only question is if the Tigers don't win a world series with Cabrera,Fielder,Verlander and the rest this year will management keep them together for a 3rd year to try and win it all?  This team scores a lot, has great staring pitching and yet at the end of the season, if they don't find help in the bullpen, it won't mean anything. 

Bullpen is (in theory) the easiest thing to fix. They're in Win Now mode for the foreseeable future. The owner wants a title before he dies.

7/2/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Between Pittsburgh yesterday, and the Yankees and Joe Maddon today, this has been a great week for trolling for you, Pat.

7/2/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
My only question is if the Tigers don't win a world series with Cabrera,Fielder,Verlander and the rest this year will management keep them together for a 3rd year to try and win it all?  This team scores a lot, has great staring pitching and yet at the end of the season, if they don't find help in the bullpen, it won't mean anything. 

Well, Verlander doesn't seem to be the same pitcher this season that he has been in recent years, for some odd reason. That has to be concerning for the Tigers. 

7/2/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

My only question is if the Tigers don't win a world series with Cabrera,Fielder,Verlander and the rest this year will management keep them together for a 3rd year to try and win it all?  This team scores a lot, has great staring pitching and yet at the end of the season, if they don't find help in the bullpen, it won't mean anything.