Fielder's Choice: The Tigers
What It All Means
There's one thing that I know for sure.
Fans might not like uber agent Scott Boras. But if he's your agent, you love him. Because he'll wait, and wait, and wait...for the right deal. And get you paid.
When people asked me if the Brewers had a chance, especially with a one year deal, I scoffed because Boras clients don't take short term deals, and don't wait that long to do so.
Fielder wins because he gets just the fourth contract in Major League Baseball history worth more than $200 million, and reportedly wins again because the 9 year deal has no opt out clause.
Prince goes to an American League team, where he'll start at first and I'm sure some day slide into a DH role. But only missing 8 games in 6 seasons, it seems like Prince is bound and determined to prove people who think he's out of shape wrong.
Now you hope that going back to where he spent some of his formitive years, watching his Dad and wearing a Tigers jersey...that father and son can heal old wounds, and reunite in the D.
As for the Brewers? Prince averaged 40 homers, 113 RBI's, and at least 157 games played over the past 5 seasons. Solid and steady production like that is hard to replace, and if Ryan Braun doesn't win his appeal, you get the feeling the Crew will have to win a lot of 3-2 and 2-1 games early in the season without their top 2 sluggers from a year ago.
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