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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Prince Fielder to the Tigers

So Prince Fielder is a Tiger now. Surprising, but not completely out-of-left-field.

First, Detroit is pretty close to the Milwaukee area. By all accounts, Prince loves the Midwest, so that's a good fit. Second, the Tigers are a pretty decent team already. He's not going to have to sit through another long rebuilding process like he would in Toronto, Baltimore or other possible destinations. Third, he'll have plenty of protection in the lineup with Cabrera batting nearby him. If he's having an off day, he knows he's not the only one who has to score.

All in all, all of us Brewers knew Prince was leaving and hoped he wouldn't be going to an NL team, or even worse, the Cubs. This is about the best possible arrangement for everyone involved.

Good luck, Prince!