Prince Fielder Trade: 4 Reasons Why the Tigers Are Now Better

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Prince Fielder Trade: 4 Reasons Why the Tigers Are Now Better
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In shocking news, Prince Fielder is no longer a Detroit Tiger. Ian Kinsler is.

It’s not that surprising that Kinsler is in Motown. After all, the Tigers needed a second baseman. What’s shocking is that Fielder is gone. At first there was a lot to hate about the trade. Miguel Cabrera will no longer have the same protection he had in his two MVP seasons. His intentional walk numbers are going to be astronomical; the team’s offense is going to struggle compared to last season’s.

Then, the reasons for trading Fielder became clear. Here are four ways it improves the Tigers.

 

All stats courtesy of http://www.baseball-reference.com/ unless otherwise noted.

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