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2011 off-season: Fielder to Detroit 9/214 ROFL! Jays sign (P) F. Cordero 1 yr 4.5M
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01-24-2012, 02:56 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
At a glance 9 years 219 is crazy money but lets see how the deal was structured before everyone goes batty on it.
What if the Tigers paid him $35 a year for the next 5 years which takes him to 32 years old and he performs just like he has done up to now which is not a stretch. Then the last 4 years are worth 44 million so that would be $11 a year and not bad even if he slips a bit in productions easy to get rid of $44 million in today's mlb.
Who knows if there is an opt out clause for the team at a certain point or vesting options.
Let's see the full deal before calling it atrocious which is a high possibility but I think Fielder will be worth it right up to his 35th birthday and then you will see a decline.
No matter what his stats are he could go .300 25 hr and 110 Rbi's and people will think its a bad contract.
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