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We expect power hitters to be big men. According to Baseball-Reference.com, of the 25 players who have hit at least 500 home runs, only four stood less than 6 feet in height: Willie Mays (5-feet-10), Mickey Mantle (5-11), Mel Ott (5-9) and former Tiger Gary Sheffield (5-11). Prince Fielder, who already has 230 homers, is 5-11.
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If Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez never injured his left knee last week who knows what would've happened with the Prince Fielder sweepstakes. And there's a decent chance that the slugging first baseman could've landed with the Rangers.
But after the Tigers showed they were committed to paying over 200 million to replace Martinez and lock up one of the...
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...
Not to make money.
The fallout from the Prince Fielder bomb has been full of back row Joes claiming that this was a terrible signing by the Tigers and forecasting that the Tigers will rue the day they set up Prince Fielder’s off-springs’ off-springs for life. The fatal flaw that I find with these numbers-based analysts is the assumption that the Tigers are concerned about...
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.
With the signing of Prince Fielder on Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers have quickly become once again the favorites in the American League Central. After losing top of the line player Victor Martinez to injury, the Tigers solidified their lineup by bringing in their new masher. This sets up a problem for both Kansas City Royals of present and of future.
The Royals will...
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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.
Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence...
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.
The Pistons aren't getting their Prince Fielder. They signed a Prince to a free-agent contract recently, but bringing back Tayshaun didn't exactly inspire celebratory news conferences.
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...
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