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There's a funny thing happening in Major League Baseball. More and more big contracts keep getting handed out and as those contracts invariably turn into regrettable albatrosses that fans and media deem untradeable, they go and get traded. Either we fans and media have misconceptions about the state of finances in today's game or MLB general managers don't seem to grasp what the term "untradeable" actually means. As much as fun as it might be to assume the latter, it is pretty clearly the former. Just look at the recent blockbuster trade of Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler. By all rights, those contracts should have been untradeable or very close to it. Fielder is owed a whopping $168 million over the next seven years and is coming off of a disappointing season. Meanwhile Kinsler is owed $62 million over four years but is 31 years old, showing signs of decline and had health issues during the 2013 campaign. Yet both of them just got traded, and not in a salary ...
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The Rangers have agreed to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for first baseman Prince Fielder, major league sources confirm. The deal is pending physicals and the approval of the commissioner.
The Rangers will also receive $30 million cash. Fielder is owed $168 million over the next seven years, Kinsler $62 million over the next four. That brings a net savings...
Prince Fielder didn’t need too much time to waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to the Texas Rangers.
The five-time All-Star viewed it as an opportunity for a fresh start after last season ended poorly in Detroit with him hitting only .225, and with no home runs or RBIs in the postseason. He also felt it was in the best interest of everyone involved, with the Tigers receiving...
Prince Fielder believes his trade to the Texas Rangers provides him with a fresh start.
A day after being acquired from Detroit for Ian Kinsler in a blockbuster deal, the five-time All-Star first baseman said Thursday that it will definitely be different in Texas.
The trade came less than two years after the Tigers signed Fielder to a $214 million, nine-year contract. Fielder hit...
DETROIT -- Why didn't things work out for Prince Fielder in Detroit?
Was it the dimensions of Comerica Park, which is a Death Valley for left-handed sluggers who aren't pull-happy.?
Was it the divorce proceedings that began near the start of his second and final season with the Tigers?
Was it trying to live up to his father's accomplishments in Detroit?
Was it wearing...
A trade involving Price Fielder and Ian Kinsler could happen this winter reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The Rangers are looking to clear a infield spot for Jurickson Profar, while improving the bat at first base. They were one of numerous teams who were hotly in chase of Fielder two years ago. Fielder settled for a nine-year deal worth $214 million from the Tigers. Fielder for...
A big trade happened in the MLB today (pending league approval) but at first glance, it doesn't really have anything to do with the Red Sox. The Tigers traded for first baseman and slugger Prince Fielder, sending second baseman Ian Kinsler to Detroit in exchange.
The Red Sox play Detroit and Texas six times each in 2014, and Fielder was basically rendered useless against...
Funny how things work out…
The @Rangers acquire 1B Prince Fielder and cash considerations from @tigers for 2B Ian Kinsler.
— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) November 21, 2013
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As reported by Jon Heyman, a massive trade between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers has been agreed to.
Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler.
Heyman is also reporting that Fielder has waived his limited no-trade clause, which included the Rangers, and agreed to the deal. Considering the large financial difference in the contracts, there is the possibility money involved in the trade...
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The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers rocked MLB tonight with a trade that sent Prince Fielder to Texas and Ian Kinsler to Detroit. The fantasy baseball impacts of this deal are many – and almost all positive. A home run hitter moves to a home run hitter’s park, and his former team gets a perfect-fitting puzzle piece.
Let’s start by running...
The Texas Rangers trade for Prince Fielder Wednesday filled a huge hole in the lineup by providing the power bat the Rangers need.
But the trade didn't answer all the questions the Rangers need to answer before heading to Surprise next February.
Here are five looming questions the Rangers still need to address.
1. Who's in left field? Texas general manager Jon Daniels...
A fairly significant trade, especially in terms of money went down last night between Texas and Detroit as the Tigers moved Prince Fielder and 30 million to the Rangers who sent off Ian Kinsler.
For the Rangers, they receive a player (and hefty contract) that they wanted a few seasons ago. They also open up the middle of their infield so Profar has a position. For Detroit, they solve...
In the wake of the Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler trade, Tigers team president and general manager gave a conference call to the local media.
Here is some of the highlights on what he had to say.
Dombrowski all but ruled out any idea of re-signing Omar Infante to play 3B. On Peralta, he said, "I'm not really sure about that."
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) November 21...
Some guys just have a knack for doing their job really well. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski has always somehow pulled off the bold, splashy move that makes his team better.
The surprising blockbuster trade that Dombrowski arranged, sending Prince Fielder to the Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler, is just the latest example of his offseason wizardry. With...
It has been a big week here in Wahooland. So let us get right into it.
The Tribe signs outfielder David Murphy
It is not quite the needle mover that everyone hoped for, but it is a start. GM Chris Antonetti gave former Texas Rangers OF David Murphy two years and $12 million dollars, along with a club option for 2016. The left-handed hitting Murphy will most likely be in a right...