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Prince Fielder To Sign With Tigers, Leave N.L. Central

Former Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder will sign with the Detroit Tigers for nine years and a ridiculous sum of $214 million. That enormous contract is very likely to end poorly for the Tigers, but in the meantime, Fielder is out of the National League, and that's good for the Pirates. Fielder is a lifetime .280/.386/.553 hitter against the Bucs, and he has 27 home runs against them, more than any other team.

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Of course, the Pirates still somehow have to play two series against Detroit next year, but that's still far less than they'd have to deal with Fielder if he were a Brewer. Between Fielder's departure and that of Albert Pujols, that's a lot of power the Pirates' rivals will be missing.

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Prince's father Cecil played most of his best years with the Tigers, hitting 245 home runs for them between 1990 and 1996.

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