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Prince Fielder traded for Kinsler!!!!

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#31 Siehbiscuit

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

I think we are very undervaluing Prince Fielder. Comerica is huge compared to Arlington! His numbers will be fantastic and his salary isn't that outragious. Here's some math for you:

Over the next four years of the Kinsler contract (4years and $62M) plus the $30m that was given in the trade, the Tigers are only saving $1m/year by flipping Fielder ($92m vs $96m). The Rangers meanwhile are getting the much better end of this deal. Fielder, for essentially, $19.7m/year for his age 29-36 seasons is a bargain. If he were a free agent at this age he would likely still get 7/$140+ from someone. Bats age much better than SS's or CF's legs. Look at Edgar Martinez, Paul Konerko (until last year), Marlon Byrd, for pete's sake. Guys that can hit and for power can always DH as well. He will mash at Arlington. Playing in that tiny park will only make his numbers look better. He has also "protected" a 2-time AL MVP and an NL MVP in his lst three seasons. We are undervaluing Fielder IMO.

#32 Brandon

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

Fielder will be good till somewhere between 32-35 and will fall off a cliff talent wise as he has a similar body type as his father and he was essentially done at 33. Fielders contract goes till he's 37. So as long as he can make it to the top end the Rangers will be fine otherwise uh oh.

#33 gunnarthor

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Prince is going to age poorly. He was mearly average last year, the only thing he has is durability at this point.


Yeah, but he might still hit 50 home runs in that park. Offensive parks help the aging process a lot.

#34 TheLeviathan

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

All Texas spent was money here. They got the better talent (check Kinslers declines in that bandbox) and all it really cost was a financial commitment. Texas wins this one IMO, but Detroit probably had no choice.

#35 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

Yeah, but he might still hit 50 home runs in that park. Offensive parks help the aging process a lot.


The difference between Rangers Stadium and Comerica is pretty minimal.