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With Prince Fielder taking off for the Motor City, he becomes yet another premiere first baseman to leave the National League. Fielder now joins the likes of Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez –to name a few– to leave for the AL in recent years. This leaves only Joey Votto, Lance Berkman and Ryan Howard as proven elite first baseman in the NL. Now 2012 will give this crop of young, talented men patrolling first, a golden opportunity to prove that they are elite players in the making.
A group headlined by Ike Davis and Freddie Freeman have a great chance to elevate themselves to a top-tier status. Each has proven themselves to be legitimate everyday players over the past few seasons, but up until now have had no chance at All-Star appearances, Silver Sluggers, Golden Gloves or other accolades. Pujols or Fielder usually swept those awards across the board. Now with Howard likely out for a few months, the youth movement will have a wide open opportunity to earn these prestiegeous honors...
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I received several texts, emails and phone calls in the days following the Tigers’ signing of Prince Fielder. The messages varied, but the tone was always the same:
“Now we have to go sign Roy Oswalt, there’s no way we can compete without him.”
“Now we have no reason to sign Oswalt, we can’t compete this year, period.”
“Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the same...
With the signing of Prince Fielder on Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers have quickly become once again the favorites in the American League Central. After losing top of the line player Victor Martinez to injury, the Tigers solidified their lineup by bringing in their new masher. This sets up a problem for both Kansas City Royals of present and of future.
The Royals will...
The Detroit Tigers, after losing C-DH Victor Martinez for the year, have decided that their pocket book was willing to be pried open for a small investment!
They have signed Prince Fielder to a 9 year 214 million dollar contract. That’s the 4th largest baseball contract signed by a MLB player in history. Fielder will join a team that won the AL Central last year by a mere 15...
Tony Campana will never be confused with Prince Fielder. As a matter of fact, outside of being left-handed hitters, the two couldn’t more different. For Cubs fans who dreamed of having Fielder in their lineup, that isn’t exactly a good thing.
Why compare a diminutive spare outfielder to a behemoth free agent who was a long shot to come to Chicago in the first place? Because —...
While "The Descendents" starring George Clooney is up for best picture this Oscar season, "The Descendants" starring Prince Fielder is up most shocking offseason acquisition.
Heck, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was quoted saying he would consider bringing Prince to Detroit, but was "probably not a good fit" days before news broke on Cecil&...
When the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a hefty $214 million contract Tuesday and added him to a lineup that already featured Miguel Cabrera, they also drew attention to the girth of those two players.
Multiple sources list Fielder at 275 pounds, and we'll take them at their word. Cabrera, who at 6-foot-4 stands about five inches taller than Fielder, estimated in spring...
Make no mistake, the Tigers' infield shift is a marriage of convenience, designed to fit two of the game's greatest hitters -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera -- into the same lineup on a daily basis.
Hey St. Louis, weren’t you in the running for Prince Fielder? Gosh. Just not your best week.
It’s relevant because Mr. I’s a Wing, and he’s a Tiger. Mike Ilitch had himself a day like he used to have back before Gary Bettman ruined the NHL with his idiocy, his Cap that doesn’t work, a lockout that accomplished nothing and the Streisand wardrobe he wears in private...