I just got done listening to today’s ESPN Baseball Today podcast and near the very end, Seth Everett mentioned a rumor that the Tigers were pretty interested in Prince Fielder. Of course Prince is son of former Tiger’s slugger Cecil Fielder so there is a tie and I remember when Prince made the news when he came to Tiger Stadium to hit batting practice.
The big question is, where does Fielder fit. Does he become the full time designated hitter (he’s a pretty bad fielder)? Is it worth the money to have him hit every day and not play the field? How does that hurt the team’s flexibility by locking up a roster spot with a guy who probably won’t see the field?