Prince Fielder Joins the Tigers

This just in – Detroit thinks Prince Fielder is worth almost 24 million a year…They look to be signing him to a 9 year, $214 million dollar contract according to John Heyman’s Twitter feed…

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Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

That will buy a lot of meals.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check the Onion. Very funny story.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

http://www.theonion.com/articles/prince-fielder-catching-on-to-fact-that-teams-take,27111/

I wonder if Jaredean’s spam filter will kill my link….

sdcarp
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sdcarp
8 years ago

That’s one way to make up for V-Marts ACL tear. I sort of like it from the standpoint that Fielder and Cabrera being able to split DL/1st. But it’s so much money to tie up for so long. I remember reading a story (accompanied by lots of stats) about how quickly Prince’s father declined after his 30th birthday. I guess we’ll see!

Deep Purple
Deep Purple
8 years ago

It’s good to get both Prince and Pujols out of the NL (Braun too, at least for a while). The NL Central might not be the same for many years.

Now, Mr. Fielder and Mr. Pujols, about those taxes…

Rich M
Rich M
8 years ago

Nothing going on around here (RoxWalkOff) and the baseball off season painfully still has a few weeks left in the tank. I just thought it was really humorous that the Tigers intend to “play” Fielder at first with Cabrera at third. Just saying that they are going to have to hit a lot of dingers to make up for the runs allowed with that infield defense. Other teams like the Tigers apparently don’t value defense as much as the Rockies… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I value defense in general, but IMO too much is made for the lack of defense at 1 position. If you have 7 average or above average defenders sticking someone like EYJ at second to benefit from his speed isn’t going to kill the team. Same with Giambi when he gives Todd a day off. If there is an offensive benefit I can certainly sacrifice defense at 1 or 2 positions any given day. Once you start talking about 3… Read more »

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

It is one thing to give a pass for bad defense to someone like EYjr, it is quite another to give a pass on defense to someone that was just paid $24 million a year for 9 years…i was stunned that he got what he was holding out for – a contract pretty darn close (per year wise) to Al’s…I don’t understand paying a 1 tool player (hit for power) that much money…Maybe he is considered a 2 tool guy… Read more »

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

Cargo and Tulo contracts looking like a steal everytime I read another free agent signing.

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