Marvell wrote:This actually makes a lot of sense.
1.) There's a Fielder playing 1B for the Tigers again.
2.) Prince is out of the NL. Good for him, in that Detroit can DH him as much as he'll put up with. Objectively, I'd say that the old Eddie Murray formula (100 games at 1B, 62 at DH) is a pretty good one, but other's I've talked to are certain that Prince would balk at that; I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Given that I don't actively hate the Tigers, this ended up about as well as I could have hoped for the guy.
1.) Prince is not exactly the biggest fan of his father, but obviously that's a non-factor in the face of this much $$$
2.) How will Prince handle being a DH? About as well as Adam Dunn? And Dunn is playing at a much more hitter-friendly home field than Prince will be. Comerica is not the launching pad Tiger Stadium was, and the AL has not been kind to NL sluggers. With both Prince and Pujols coming over that trend will be put to the test-- maybe it's statistical hogwash. Also, with Prince and Cabrera the Tigers have two big slow sluggers who are not very adept in the field. When Martinez comes back they'll have three of 'em. The cutting edge dweebs on MLB Network seemed to think last night that the Tigers may play Cabrera at 3rd some, which, with either Prince or Martinez at 1st could give them an historically poor fielding infield.
But then, I'm a White Sox fan (The few, the proud, the largely absent from actually attending games...). Could be some epic Tigers-Sox whiff fests coming up.