Tigers overpay for Fielder
And obviously, he wasn’t worth that because no one would give it to him. Hell, that’s why he was on the market for so long.
But, it only takes one team. And that team is the Detroit Tigers.
According to SI’s Jon Heyman, the Tigers have signed Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract. Seriously.
Fielder is a phenomenal hitter, but is he really worth that much? He’s only 27-years old, which means I automatically like this deal better than Pujols’ deal with Anaheim. But, Fielder hit a career high .299 last year and you have to think that won’t happen again as he’s .282 for his career. He’ll always get you 30 HR’s and might even get 40 or 50. For that money, he better be north of 40 every year.
Time will tell if it’s truly a bad signing, but right now, I can’t see committing that many years and that much money to one guy.
Hope you like chubby guys, Detroit. ‘Cause you just got a very pricey one.