Originally written on i70baseball  |  Last updated 10/24/14

October 4, 2008- Milwaukee, WI. Miller Park..Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder takes the field for some batting practice before post season game against the Phillies..Milwaukee Brewers won over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 .Mike McGinnis / CSM Photo via Newscom

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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 have to face Fielder 18 times this season.  The one good thing about having to face such a powerful first basemen is the fact that his name does not have anything to do with his game.  The Tigers will be worse defensively withe him in the field but like others players in the Major Leagues he makes up for it at the plate and then some. The bigger problem that the Royals face is the fact that now we have to sit and watch the Detroit Tigers spend gobs of money over the next ten years. The highest four contracts for the Tigers in 2012 will add up to 78 million dollars while the Royals only will be around 47 millio...
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