Prince Fielder is going to the Detroit Tigers. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reported the two were close to reaching a mammoth 9-year deal, and Jon Heyman of CBS just said it’s a done deal. The Rangers were supposedly in the mix, and so were the Nationals (ha), and there had been plenty of chatter that Fielder could be inking a short-term deal in hopes of getting bigger money down the road. The Tigers snagging the slugger instantly puts them back in the mix with the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Angels in the American League.
Tigers’ fans: How does a 3-4-5 of Cabrera, Fielder and Jhonny Peralta strike you? It’d be much more fearsome with V-Mart hitting 5th, but he’s done for the year.