Tigers, Prince Fielder Nearing Nine-Year Deal

The Tigers are "very close" to a nine-year deal with Prince Fielder, Yahoo's Tim Brown tweets. Fielder will join Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the Tigers' order to create more than enough offense to make up for the loss of Victor Martinez.

Though the market for Fielder seemed far from robust at times this offseason agent Scott Boras has found an unexpected suitor once again. 

This post was originally published on January, 24th, 2012.


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126 Comments on "Tigers, Prince Fielder Nearing Nine-Year Deal"


NYYANKEES
3 years 7 months ago

Mystery Team FTW

Infield Fly
3 years 7 months ago

Absolutely!! Mind-blowingly out of nowhere!!

I hate to give props to Boras, but here goes: way to play poker, Mr. [sneaky] Agent! (ugh…now my stomach hurts!)

3 years 7 months ago

um. what.

3 years 7 months ago

This is very interesting.

The Tigers current payroll is only $106MM which is about $17MM less than last year.

AisoRed
3 years 7 months ago

He’s kidding right? With all these fake account tweets, he’s just adding his own joke, right?

3 years 7 months ago

haha so much for Dombrowski saying he wasn’t interested

ultimate913
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t even… WUUUUTTTTTTTT??????

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 7 months ago

Ok… seriously. I got flagged twice???

Edit: Just trying to express my surprise, both at the signing and the suddenness that this website is now rated G.

$1519287
3 years 7 months ago

In reality it always was (there ARE kids on the site), and now Tim needs to make sure. Anyway, shouldn’t be too difficult for any smart fan to roll with.

James Attwood
3 years 7 months ago

Well, that was unexpected. Guess they don’t want Cespedes aftr all.

Chris Masteller
3 years 7 months ago

It’s obvious that Scott Boras was behind Victor Martinez’s injury.

fxx3605
3 years 7 months ago

i predict this comment gets 100+ likes

Daniel
3 years 7 months ago

WHat????

3 years 7 months ago

Miggy and Fielder? That is going to be a lot of money for a DH.

ratmoss
3 years 7 months ago

That’s going to be a lot of money spent on the post-game buffet.

TophersReds
3 years 7 months ago

Wait… WHAT?!

YankeePhan1234
3 years 7 months ago

Woah, didn’t see that coming, seems kind of a waste imo, what would they do? Have Prince just DH?

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

holy crap

rainyperez
3 years 7 months ago

Wow….are you serious I totally batted below the mendoza line and below with MLB FA tracker on this site.

Since_77
3 years 7 months ago

Nine year deal? Who were they bidding against?

Melvin McMurf
3 years 7 months ago

mystery team

FunkyTime
3 years 7 months ago

In other words, themselves?

3 years 7 months ago

probably Washington. and washington prob upped their offer to 9 years and but would not include a no trade clause (cause their smart) and detroit said ” we will give you what ever you want sir royalness ” and boras bit on the tigers offer, whipped it out and said have at it

Andy_B
3 years 7 months ago

ughh where does Cabrera go?

aricollins
3 years 7 months ago

Now that. That is crazy.

3 years 7 months ago

Wow…I take back my sentiments to the Tigers about losing V-Mart.

3 years 7 months ago

This means the Tigers will dominate the AL Central for years to come

3 years 7 months ago

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!