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MILWAUKEE He's gone. He's really gone.Milwaukee Brewers fans knew the day would come, but they were never really ready for it. The signs were everywhere, but until Prince Fielder agreed to put his name on another teams contract especially with his free agency lasting through Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then rapidly approaching Groundhogs Day -- there remained hope in Milwaukee that maybe somehow, someway, Fielder would find his way back to Miller Park on a short-term deal.But that hope fought a losing battle with reality Tuesday when the three-time All-Star first baseman agreed to a nine-year, 214 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.What now?Fielder has been such an integral part of the Brewers for what seems like an eternity that it's almost hard to imagine how the team will move forward without him.The question on every Brewers fans mind for months has been about how the team would replace Fielder in the lineup not only this season but for years to come. It's ...
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Since the beginning of time, or so it seems, the American League has clearly favored power hitters, while the pitching has been better in the National League.
The designated hitter enables aging power hitters the chance to prolong their career. Baseball purists like myself find it frustrating that out of shape hacks have the ability to make millions a year just taking...
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
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."...
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)
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Saying "dreams come true," Prince Fielder was introduced Thursday by the Detroit Tigers.
DETROIT Manager Jim Leyland confirmed that with the signing of Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera will return to his roots as a third baseman.
Some speculated with the injury to designated hitter Victor Martinez that Fielder and Cabrera would split first base and designated hitter, but Leyland said that would not be the case. He said Cabrera would begin spring training as the everyday...
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...