Scott Boras is the best agent in the world in any venture, any sport. This is now confirmed. As much as I want Rogers to spend, I don't want them locked into a 9 year contract for over 20/yr AAV for a fat dude
This means that Miggy is going back to 3B when V-Mart is back.
lmao, that would be hilarious and that would make Detroit with the worst in-field defense. Could actually be one of the worst defensive clubs as a whole because they have Young, Fielder, Cabrera, Boesch, Peralta... yikes.
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.