DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out to end the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on April 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers
Yes, it's still very early in the season. So early that a couple of hot days at the plate can turn a disappointing batting average into a somewhat respectable one. So early that every statistical analysis comes with the requisite "small-sample size" warning.
But still, when you're a reigning MVP or home-run champ or a big-money offseason free agent, you're going to be judged by your output right away. Here we are, three weeks into the season, and there are definitely some disappointments around MLB, a couple of whom may surprise you.
Flip through the slideshow above to check out nine of baseball's early season disappointments. Maybe Miguel Cabrera will get his mojo back by the time you're done. If anybody can do it, it's him. He had a nice night Tuesday with three hits and a homer, bumping up his batting average by 29 points.
Point proven, redemption can be but a few big swings away.
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