Is Cabrera living too large?

Originally Published: July 21, 2007
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

Editor's Note: This story appears in the July 30 edition of ESPN The Magazine.

It's not hard to argue that Miguel Cabrera is baseball's best young hitter.

With a .324 batting average and 18 homers at the All-Star break, the 24-year-old Cabrera is more than living up to the promise the Marlins saw when they paid him $1.8 million for his signature eight years ago after a fabled tryout on a dusty field in Maracay, Venezuela. Even now, in his fifth big league season, Cabrera is five days ...

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