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5 Things Miguel Cabrera's big deal can buy

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm •  Published: March 28, 2014

Miguel Cabrera scored the richest contract in U.S. sports history, reaching a $292 million deal over 10 years with the Tigers.

Detroit keeps the Triple Crown winner and two-time MVP, a devastating hitter who has helped the team win three straight AL Central crowns.

So, if he cashed out the biggest contract in American sports, what could Miggy afford?

Five things Cabrera's contract can buy:

DRIVING FORCE: He can buy 6.95 billion — yes, billion with a 'B' — gallons of gas in his homeland of Venezuela. It's cheap there, selling for under five cents per gallon. Now, if he paid for a pipeline to Detroit, maybe Cabrera could provide for the whole state — Michigan motorists used 4.4 billion gallons in 2012, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy.

NOW BATTING ... AND BANKING: Cabrera will make $43,195 each time he steps to home plate, based on his totals for the Tigers. The average U.S. yearly wage was $42,498 in 2012, the Social Security Administration said. Cabrera will get about $11,600 for each pitch he sees, the stats show.

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