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Josh Hamilton Vs. Miguel Cabrera: Why I’d Take Cabrera

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches his solo home run as he runs up the first base line during the top of the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 28, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 28: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers watches his solo home run as he runs up the first base line during the top of the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 28, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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By: Pat Caputo

Josh Hamilton hit four home runs Tuesday night at Baltimore, and it has accelerated what was already a tremendous start. He is unquestionably one of the most talented players ever to play the game.

If it weren’t for substance abuse problems that delayed the start of his major league career by several years, Hamilton would be a certain Hall of Famer. As is, he is a long shot at best for that honor. Few would dispute he is a Hall of Fame talent, though.

Miguel Cabrera is off to a tepid start. His OPS is still above .800, but he can do that by osmosis. He is one of the most talented hitters of all time.

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