Cabrera is built more like Adele, but whatever.
"Miguel Cabrera likely peaked this year," said Marlins general Michael Hill. "Whereas the guys we got in return have yet to do anything. You could say they're full of potential."
In December 2007, Cabrera was packaged with Dontrelle Willis to Detroit with Cameron Maybin, Burke Badenhop, Dallas Trahern, Eulogio De La Cruz, Andrew Miller and Mike Rabelo heading to Miami. While Cabrera matured into perhaps the best hitter of his generation, none of the five players the Marlins received are still even with the team. Maybin is a Padres outfielder, Badenhop pitches middle relief for the Rays, Miller and De La Cruz are Triple-A pitchers for other organizations and Trahern and Rabelo are out of baseball.
"First of all, let's not forget that Dontrelle Willis' career nosedived," said Hill. "So we totally won that part of the deal. And when we ended up dumping Maybin, Baden and Miller, we got players such as Ryan Webb, Edward Mujica, Jake Jefferies and Dustin Richardson. Now, you may say: 'Those guys you got in return suck major ass' or 'I never heard of any of them.' And that's fine. But maybe we'll somehow trade one of those guys for a future Hall of Famer."
"I don't have another job lined up. I don't know what I'm going to do, to tell you the truth," said Restovich, a married father of five. "But I obviously couldn't stay here where my expertise would not be used or appreciated."
The nutritionist's resignation comes less than 24 hours after the Tigers signed Prince Fielder, adding him to a portly roster that includes Miguel Cabrera, Jose Valverde and Gerald Laird.
"A nutritionist for the Tigers in 2012 is no different than being a Conestoga wagon salesman in 2012," said Restovich. "In fact, it's probably worse. The Tigers could actually use Conestoga wagons to haul all of their fat-ass players onto the field each inning."