Posted Thursday, November 21st 2013 @ 3pm
Financially, the deal makes sense for the Tigers because they can go out and get beef up the back end of their bullpen with a late reliever and a closer or two late relievers.
That still won't happen for a few more years because they have to pay Scherzer and Cabrera and wait for the $30 million they gave away to counterbalance the amount they will save per year by not paying Fielder.
Tigers fans can only hold their team does not go off of the LA business model.
On the field it doesn't make much sense because it gives opposing pitchers a much more appealing option to intentionally walk Miggy.
Generally speaking, separating these two is going to have a negative effect on both of their numbers. Pithcers will be more inclinded to pitch around both of them.
Fielder and Cabrera were one of the best 3-4 hitter combos in all of baseball, and their effectiveness-separately-will be something to keep an eye on.
On the other side it makes sense for the Rangers on the field because it gives them another bat with Josh Hamilton in LA.
Financially, it does not make sense because they will now be dealing with that same financial stranglehold that both LA teams-among others-are dealing with.
Prince Fielder got one of the first big explosive contracts, and may have got one of the last.