Found January 24, 2012 on
In the wake of Victor Martinez‘s season ending knee injury, the Detroit Tigers have swiped up the last remaining big time player on free agency, Prince Fielder.
You may recall that Prince’s daddy, Cecil, was a Tigers star, hitting 51 homers back in 1990. All told he spent six-plus seasons as a low average, high power first baseman and designated hitter, driving in 100 runs four times with Detroit (and it would have been five had he not spent the end of 1996 with the Yankees).
But this article isn’t about Cecil. He’s irrelevant from a fantasy perspective. We care about how this signing affects Prince. In a word, yikes.
One of the first things I do whenever a player switches teams is look at how his old home park and new home park compare. The easiest way to do this is to look at park factors over at Statcorner.com. Miller Park in Milwaukee has a park factor for home runs of 118/103 for LHB/RHB. His new home, Comerica Park, lists as 88/108. The image below shows the dimensions of b...
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Whoa, boy. Detroit signed Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million deal, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. That’s two years and $54 million than WaPo’s Adam Kilgore speculated he’s worth. So, good.
All the best to Prince in Detroit, where his pop used to play, which is weird.
Previously: Our Prince Fielder Roundtable
Free agent first baseman Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday on a nine-year, $214 million contract that fills the AL Central champions' need for a power hitter, a person familiar with the deal said. (Jan. 24)
A person familiar with the negotiations says Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers are nearing agreement on a nine-year contract worth about $200 million. CBS first reported the terms of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks are ongoing. The person says "there are still some things that need to be worked out."...
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Saying "dreams come true," Prince Fielder was introduced Thursday by the Detroit Tigers.
The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom…
So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York statistician Mark Simon who asked via Twitter:
Lets look at all three deals up...