Hot Stove Stunner: Detroit Trades Prince Fielder To Texas

The five-time All-Star is headed to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to reports.

1. Pending league approval, Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is headed to the Texas Rangers, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

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2. The Tigers will miss Fielder’s offense, but Kinsler, an eight-year veteran and three-time All-Star, is no slouch at the plate and certainly plugs a big hole in Detroit’s infield.


Joel Sherman

@Joelsherman1

can confirm pal @jonheyman report Fielder from #Tigers to #Rangers for Kinsler is agreed to

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3. Also, since Fielder is only entering year three of a nine-year, $214 million contract, there’s certainly going to be some cash thrown in.


Jeff Passan

@JeffPassan

Source: Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler is 1 for 1. And money for sure is going back to the Rangers. @JonHeymanCBS had deal first.

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4. The ace of Detroit’s pitching staff clearly approves.


Justin Verlander

@JustinVerlander

Wow!!! Big news… We traded Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler.

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5. How might Fielder, who only hit 55 home runs in two years with Detroit, fare with the Rangers? This overlay shows the potential for a big increase in offense.


jasoncollette

@jasoncollette

Rangers Ballpark vs Comerica Park va the HitTrackerOnline overlay

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6. But mostly, Rangers fans can look forward to belly flops.

8. MAGNIFICENT BELLY FLOPS.

9. Well, we can only hope.

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