ORLANDO, Fla. - Now that Albert Pujols has become the ninth player with 600 home runs in the majors, the main question is not whether the Dominican can reach 700, but rather how long baseball fans will have to wait for the 10th hitter of six hundred homers.
For a number of reasons - being the lead among active players - the only hitter with a genuine chance to join Club 600 in at least the next 10 years is Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers. But even for one of the best hitters in history and someone who is in a position of advantage, will not be easy.
Of course, nobody said that I could achieve it easy. By the degree of difficulty is that the only achievement has been achieved by 0.04% of the 18,696 players who have participated in the American League (1901-2017) and National League (1876-2017) tournaments in more than 140 years of baseball.
Factors in favor: Cabrera, 34, escorts Pujols in the home run lead among 451 active players and has a guaranteed contract until 2023, with two options that could be activated with field performance. Cabrera would guarantee $ 30 million dollars in 2024 and 2025 - when he would play at 41 and 42 - if he is in the top 10 of his League MVP last year.
In his legendary 14-year career, which could be said to earn him a spot in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, Cabrera averages 34 home runs for every 162 shocks.
Even considering the natural decline of the human being with the arrival of the years, Cabrera will have enough time to reach the 600 homers.
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