Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/13/12
Picimg_mlb_apr_03_4285
DETROIT -- If the Tigers win the World Series, it will go down as one of the most significant text messages in baseball history. Prince Fielder was sitting on the dais at Comerica Park, talking about his new 214 million contract at a press conference, when his cell phone went bloop. The sender: Miguel Cabrera. The message: Welcome. It might sound corny, but it means a lot, Fielder said Thursday. When the batting champion is willing to change positions so you can be part of this, it feels good. He just said, Im happy youre here. Ill be honest: As soon as I saw that, I felt comfortable. In Fielder, Cabrera and Justin Verlander, the Tigers have three potential Hall of Famers who are not yet 30 years old. They belong on any list of the top 10 players in baseball. Few franchises based outside the Bronx have been able to make such a statement in recent years. But we know from teams in other sports the 2011 Miami Heat, for instance that superstar accumulation can make for an explos...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

WATCH: John Harbaugh, Jay Gruden get into shouting match

WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

WATCH: Usain Bolt does LeBron stomp dance after relay win

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Vick's first pass as a Steeler is a 63-yard bomb

WATCH: Montana's Ben Roberts makes amazing TD catch

Report: Robert Griffin III doesn’t believe he ever had a concussion

Arkansas punter arrested after found urinating on a light pole

Rex Ryan names all four QBs as Buffalo Bills captains in Week 3

Trent Williams signs $66 million contract extension

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker