NEW YORK -- As good as Miguel Cabrera's numbers were this year in his Triple Crown season, the power numbers he could post in Yankee Stadium with its short right-field dimensions might dwarf what he has done in Detroit.
Funny thing is, while Cabrera has seven home runs at Yankee Stadium since it opened three years ago, less than half of them have gone to right field despite his freakish opposite-field swing. He has two homers to left and two to left-center.
One possible reason is that Cabrera's opposite-field homers tend to be line drives. He's more likely to get the ball in the air when he's pulling the ball.
His recent numbers have trended in that direction as well. Eleven of his last 14 home runs have gone to left or left-center field.