Long Reign For Prince

The Prince Fielder saga finally came to an end yesterday, with the news that the slugger signed a nine-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for a reported $214 million.

The length of the contract stunned many in the industry.

I was certainly hoping for the Mariners to acquire Fielder, but not on a nine-year deal! He’ll be 37 years old when that contract ends, and it is reasonable to wonder if he will still be a star-calibre DH at that age.

On the other hand, Fielder will be an instant help for the Tigers. Detroit will now be picked to win the weak American League Central division.

It’s interesting that two of the best hitters in the National League moved to the American League this winter: Fielder and Albert Pujols.


That’s all for today!

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