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Fielder Deal May Haunt Tigers Long Term

Fielder Deal May Haunt Tigers Long Term

The Detroit Tigers made themselves a significantly better team on Tuesday. Signing Prince Fielder immediately elevates their status in the tough field of American League opponents. However, if we're evaluating this $214 million commitment for the duration of the nine year contract, it may not end up being quite so favorable for the Tigers.

No one in the baseball world would have anything negative to say about Prince Fielder's ability. He will immediately give Detroit a potent 30 home run, 100 RBI bat in 2012 and he also gives Miguel Cabrera just about the best protection in the lineup that money can buy. And, at just 27-years-old, Prince may be on the cusp of having some of his best seasons as a big leaguer. If this deal is being...

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