Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was among the first people to report the blockbuster trade, although the trade was not official at the time.
There could be another player involved in the trade as potential as well, but that hasn't been confirmed. There may also be money involved as Fielder's $214 million contract is much larger.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports then reported that the Tigers would also be supplying $30 million of Fielder's massive contract.
Here is the math on the finances: Prince owed $168M. #Tigers pay $30M of that, plus Kinsler’s $62M - total of $92M. Savings of $76M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21, 2013
Things didn't become certain until the Detroit Tigers officially announced that the trade ended with Fielder, Kinsler and cash considerations, not including a prospect or player to be named later.
OFFICIAL: The #Tigers have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Rangers in exchange for Prince Fielder and cash considerations.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 21, 2013
This trade completely shakes up the American League, as two of its biggest names have changed jerseys and two of the perennial playoff contenders have swapped stars.
Let's take a look at the biggest winners and losers from this shocking megadeal.