Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder both decided they needed a change of scenery and left the NL Central for the Junior Circuit. Albert joined the Los Angeles Angels for a cool 10-year, $240 million contract and immediately made them a World Series contender.
With their rotation of Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and the newly-acquired C.J. Wilson, the Angels have a dominant pitching staff, and Albert adds some pop to an otherwise average lineup.
Prince Fielder took a bit longer to sign his own monster contract, with his for nine years, worth $214 million. He joins Miguel Cabrera to create the best 3-4 duo in the game.
The intriguing question this brings is: If Cabrera can hit like he did last year with 12-homer Victor Martinez protecting him, what will he do with Prince backing him up?
It should be a dominant offensive year for the Tigers, and with ace Justin Verlander, the sky is the limit for the Detroit Tigers.