Let's take a little look at the Tigers and what they will look like with Fielder on the team. They will be significantly better offensively even though V Mart will be out. Avila was the all-star starter last year and could continue to blossom, and they also have some nice young players who will continue to grow. Verlander is an absolute stud, but I think one of the other starters will have to win 16+ games at least to make them great. They are the clear-cut frontrunners in that division, but you have to play 162 games. Last year, we saw epic collapses late from the Braves and Red Sox, and the Tigers have been known to collapse in the past. Will Prince Fielder give this team the killer instinct they need?
Finally, I wanted to address this one last issue. Do you think Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers to spite his estranged father, former Detroit Tigers player Cecil Fielder? Maybe he wanted to stick it to his dad and become the king of Motown....Let me know what you think in my poll.