Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/24/12
On the long list of Scott Boras shockers, this one ranks near the top. Boras top free-agent client, first baseman Prince Fielder, is close to a nine-year, 214 million contract with the Tigers, according to a major-league source. Tigers general manager David Dombrowski recently told ESPN.com that Fielder, doesnt fit for us. Hes looking for a long-term deal and that just doesnt fit. Either Dombrowski was shading the truth, or Tigers owner Mike Ilitch who has worked well with Boras in the past made a last-minute call to sign Fielder. The Tigers slugging first baseman, Miguel Cabrera, is guaranteed 86 million over the next four seasons. But the team recently lost its principal DH, Victor Martinez, to a knee injury that is likely to sideline him for all of 12. Fielder and Cabrera figure to share time at first base and DH, forming one of the games most potent middle-of-the-lineup combinations. Fielder hits from the left side, Cabrera from the right. The Nationals had been a leadin...
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