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    Fielder close to deal?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...e-fielder.html

    The Tigers are "very close" to a nine-year deal with Prince Fielder, Yahoo's Tim Brown tweets.
    For some reason with this potential deal and the Pujols deal, the saga of Mo Vaughn and the Angels always comes to mind.

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    Prince Fielder, who hit baseballs out of Tiger Stadium as a 12-year-old, is on his way back to Detroit, where his father, Cecil Fielder, starred for seven years. The Tigers have agreed to sign the free agent first baseman to a nine-year, $214MM contract, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Twitter. Fielder will play first base and Miguel Cabrera will change roles, Heyman adds.

    The agreement will keep Fielder in the Motor City through his age 36 season for an average annual value of $23.78MM. The 27-year-old first baseman will join Cabrera in the middle of the Tigers' order and create more than enough offense to make up for the loss of Victor Martinez.
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Cecil played for the Tigers. The relationship between father and son is quite strained, I understand. Sounds good to me. Get him out of the NL.
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    A facebook headline said $214 million for those 9 years
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Looks like Fielder just need things to break his way. (sorry Victor)
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    This just in: Joey Votto is going to make a lot of money in 2 years.
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Detroit Has a Skyline, Too.

    (No, I don't mean chili).
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Detroit Has a Skyline, Too.

    (No, I don't mean chili).
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    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    The biggest risk for the Tigers: will the rest of the team starve after Cabrera and Fielder go through the buffet line?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    This June the Tigers will surrender their first round pick (27th overall) to the Brewers, who offered Fielder arbitration earlier in the offseason. Milwaukee will also obtain a second compensatory pick for losing Fielder, the seventh overall selection in the 2002 draft. Fielder is among the Brewers' all-time leaders in many offensive categories, including home runs (230), on-base percentage (.390), sluggling percentage (.540) and walks (566).

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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Out of the NL
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    Prince of Detroit

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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    nm
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    What's Bill Bray going to do?
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    Re: Fielder close to deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    The biggest risk for the Tigers: will the rest of the team starve after Cabrera and Fielder go through the buffet line?
    I got wind of the deal yesterday and shorted the stock of the Buffet Company who serves the Tigers their meals.......

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    Re: Prince of Detroit

    About an hour late.


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