|Look for more Explosions like this in Motown in 2012|
When the news broke today about Prince Fielder's mega contract my first thought was TO WHERE? I had no inkling that the Tigers were players in the Fielder derby. Teams like Seattle and Texas were the only names I had heard as serious players. When Victor Martinez went down with a knee injury a few weeks back I wondered how the Tigers would ever replace that bat. Well they did and in a MAJOR way. I absolutely love this signing for two reasons. For one as I had mentioned it replaces the huge loss of Martinez(who could possibly be back late in the season). Secondly it adds some added swagger and intimidation to the middle of the Tigers lineup. Martinez was a good all around hitter but he didn't strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers like Prince will soon be doing in Motown. I would argue that Fielder/Cabrera duo is every bit as good as the Fielder/Braun duo was in Milwaukee. Needless to say Detroit became a favorite to win not only their division but the whole damn thing. I give them credit for making this bold move. I don't have much to say about fantasy implications since Fielder is in just as good a situation as he was last year.
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