Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dodgers' King Trumps Prince

Looks like Prince Fielder is going to the Tigers, not the Dodgers:

The Detroit Tigers and slugger Prince Fielder have agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal, a source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

CBSSports.com and Yahoo! each had earlier reported the deal between the Tigers and the free-agent first baseman.

Even though he never expected to re-sign Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin called his departure "somewhat of a sad day," in comments to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Melvin said the Brewers never made Fielder an offer once the team found out the terms that agent Scott Boras was seeking.

"Scott said from Day 1 it was going to be $200 million," Melvin told the newspapper. "When you hear those kinds of numbers, we couldn't get involved in that. All I can say is we had the feeling it was going to be very difficult to keep him."

The first base job is all yours, FJL!

UPDATE 5:53p (Sax): Oh, and Timmah got two years, $40.5M.

10 comments:

MR.F said...

Another year of FJL.... hurray...

Hideo Nomo said...

James Loney jumped up two spots on the "Best First Baseman in the NL" list this offseason.

Well done, James!

Spank Horst said...

This gives FJL even more reason to be mediocre.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...
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Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

James Loney is projected to be the NL's tenth best 1B in 2012.

bit.ly/x2nbDZ

Dusty Baker said...

Now I can officially get back to hating Prince Fielder.

Franklin Stubbs said...

I think what we learned here is that there are a LOT of mediocre 1B's in the NL now.

Dusty Baker said...

On the positive side , since Princess and Prince Albert went to AL, we won't have to see them nearly as often.

Hideo Nomo said...

It's actually a lateral move with Albert, since we play the Angels roughly the same number of times we play the Cards.

Then it all goes to hell again when the Astros move.

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn that's right. Fuck the Cards, and fuck the Angels either way.

And fuck Shane Victorino.