While the reaction to Tigers' Justin Upton signing has been mostly positive, there have been two main themes of contention. The first, is that the team is exceptionally right handed. And the other, is that there will be some swings and misses. Buster Olney, while making an assumption on the Tigers batting order, highlighted this fact:
The four projected hitters in the Detroit lineup behind Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez combined for 591 strikeouts last season.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 19, 2016
I mean, lineup conjecture aside, he's not wrong. There will be strikeouts. But there will also be glorious amounts of bombs. Miggy has a thought.
Yes Sr we have to put the ball in play more, when you face KC CLEV CHIC you going to get a lot strikeouts https://t.co/PzP15NxLms— Miguel Cabrera (@MiguelCabrera) January 19, 2016
Oh yeah, that pitching thing too. Kubler, Sale, and the best bullpen in the league might yield some Ks. Props to Buster for then acknowledging that the games best hitter probably has some knowledge on the subject.
@miguelcabrera And you would know far more about that than I…— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 19, 2016
Count Miggy in the unconcerned camp. He's ready for the extra protection and bonus RBIs when he does this: