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When it comes to baseball's battle of leagues, it's no contest: the AL is king. Especially now, Danny Knobler says, with Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder switching leagues and the NL's big-market teams in disarray.
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Prince Fielder is gone for good. Ryan Braun wasn't there, either.
The two names most frequently mentioned during the Milwaukee Brewers' offseason weren't a part of the team's fan festival on Sunday. And if that's the way things still look at the beginning of the season, the Brewers insist they'll be just fine.
The Brewers still plan on contending this season...
The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder in order to fill the gap left by an injured Victor Martinez, and the team is getting a lot more than it bargained for in some ways.
It's now been seven days and counting since the Detroit Tigers shook up the American League by agreeing to a nine-year deal, $214 million deal with free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
Some of you are livid with me for writing that I don't think the Mariners front office truly believes they will make the playoffs before 2015. You just can't understand why I would want to believe that. I've received emails from people suggesting I'm upset the Mariners did not get Prince Fielder.
No, that's not it.
My take on how the Mariners view their playoff...
The Detroit Tigers now have Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, and Delmon Young, and yet still claim to lack a DH. In this episode of FanGraphs Audio, managing editor Dave Cameron explains how that’s possible. Also discussed: Roy Oswalt’s Final Destination, a pair of cheap pitchers, finding the next Michael Pineda.
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In an effort to out-scoop HMW and dig up an even better rap song about Albert Pujols, I took to the Google. I typed in "The Cardinals" and noticed that the second suggested result was interesting:The Cardinals are coming tra la tra la. Does Mckernan really have that much internet juice? What other search gems were out in cyberspace? Tony LaRussa. What does the world'...
BOSTON –– Like most baseball aficionados, Curtis Granderson monitored the Prince Fielder bonanza in the offseason. When the former Brewers first baseman inked a nine-year deal last week with the Tigers, Granderson -- who spent six seasons in Detroit -- lauded Fielder and his former club for the shocking marriage. “The best thing was everyone was like ‘Wow’,” Granderson...
Prince Fielder joins Cliff Lee on the Mysteries, and other newsClick the title to read more.Read more great baseball stuff at The Hardball Times.
Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson left for the warmth of Southern California, signing long-term deals with the Los Angeles Angels.
A clever advertising campaign that hits all the right notes touts a line of automobiles "imported from Detroit." Most of the National League Central is relieved that, in another domestic development, Prince Fielder has been "exported to Detroit."