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What Prince Fielder Must Do to Have an Even Bigger 2013 Than Miguel Cabrera
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Prince Fielder is a perfectionist.

Even after the 28-year-old first baseman earned a career high last year with a .313 average in his first season with the Detroit Tigers, Fielder was disappointed with his performance overall.

Fielder finished the regular season with 30 home runs and 108 RBI, which were eight and 12 less, respectively, than he put up in 2011 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fielder's season was by no means mediocre, but for the enormous pressure that he puts on himself and the expectations he has for himself, he finished the season with a bad taste in his mouth.

Meanwhile, Fielder's best friend in the clubhouse and portly partner in crime, Miguel Cabrera, had the season of his life.

Cabrera averaged .330 with 44 home runs and 139 RBI, winning the American League Triple Crown and AL MVP.

While Fielder likes and respects Cabrera as much as anyone, make no mistake about it, he wants to be the alpha male in the lineup. As much as he loves Cabrera, he wants to perform just as well as the reigning AL MVP, if not better.

Here are the five things that Fielder must do in 2013 to have an even bigger year than Cabrera:

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