Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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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 games. He adds pop to a lineup that was 3rd in Batting Avg. (Fielder .299) and 3rd in Runs Scored (Fielder 95 Runs) in the majors last year. Prince will don the uniform that his dad once wore. Cecil hit 51 hrs in 1990, the pinnacle of his 12 yr MLB career.

It’s not hard to imagine why Fielder was the one the Tigers settled on, but considering the huge investment maybe they had other options. This could cause issues with Miggy Cabrera who also plays first. The word is that Miggy is willing to move back to 3rd base, as he played early in his career. Yet, his poor fielding may make the organization regret the decision. The team that won it’s division by such a large margin may have been able to find a more prudent way to spend it’s way to the World Series. Yet, it does give the Tigers the best 3-4 combo in the majors.

It should be fun with Miggy and Prince lighting up Comerica.

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