After a long wait, Prince Fielder finally signed with the Detroit Tigers for a nine-year, $214 million contract this offseason.
Fielder, 27, will soon be the "King of Detroit," where he once hit bombs as a chubby teen when his father, Cecil Fielder, played for the Tigers.
Prince's long-awaited signing happened very soon after the Tigers' DH, Victor Martinez, was declared out for the 2012 season after tearing his ACL.
In 2011, Fielder hit .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI for the Milwaukee Brewers, while playing in all 162 games. He was also an All-Star and took home a Silver Slugger for NL first basemen.
The 3-4 combo of Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera could be scary good. Cabrera's move to third base may hurt the Tigers' defense, but their offensive numbers will soon make people forget about that.
Fielder is in the prime of his career and will make a huge impact for the Detroit Tigers. They already have last year's AL Cy Young and MVP winner, Justin Verlander, and now they have two of the best hitters on one team.
The Tigers can only hope Fielder's healthy history stays consistent for his nine years in Detroit.