Fielder to the Tigers!!!

Posted: 01/24/2012 by levcohen in Baseball

Wow! This is very surprising, and he got over 200 million $ for 9 years. Scott Boras does a great job getting the most cash possible for his clients. While that is an overpay for the Tigers, they needed to do it to stay competitive, as they recently lost C/DH Victor Martinez for the season. With Fielder moving to 1B, there is a possibility that Miguel Cabrera might move to RF or 3B, or possibly DH. Also, today showed their top 10 at each position excluding P (with way too much buildup, as usual). Here they are:

Note: Ryan Braun might get a 50 game suspension for using PED’s. Interesting that he would be in the top 10 either way.

Catcher Top 10
1. Mike Napoli, Rangers
2. Carlos Santana, Indians
3. Brian McCann, Braves
4. Matt Wieters, Orioles
5. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks
6. Alex Avila, Tigers
7. Buster Posey, Giants
8. Joe Mauer, Twins
9. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
10. Jesus Montero, Mariners

First Base Top 10
1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2. Albert Pujols, Angels
3. Joey Votto, Reds
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
5. Prince Fielder, Tigers
6. Mark Teixeira, Yankees
7. Paul Konerko, White Sox
8. Eric Hosmer, Royals
9. Lance Berkman, Cardinals
10. Mike Napoli, Rangers

Third Base Top 10
1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
2. Evan Longoria, Rays
3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers
4. David Wright, Mets
5. Pablo Sandoval, Giants
6. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
7. Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays
8. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
8. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
10. Michael Young, Rangers

Second Base Top 10
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers
4. Dan Uggla, Braves
5. Ben Zobrist, Rays
6. Brandon Phillips, Reds
7. Chase Utley, Phillies
8. Rickie Weeks, Brewers
9. Howard Kendrick, Angels
10. Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks

Shortstop Top 10
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
2. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
3. Jose Reyes, Marlins
4. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
5. Starlin Castro, Cubs
6. Elvis Andrus, Rangers
7. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
8. Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
9. J.J. Hardy, Orioles
10. Derek Jeter, Yankees

Outfielder Top 10
1. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
2. Ryan Braun, Brewers (not suspended)
3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
4. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
5. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
6. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
7. Curtis Granderson, Yankees
8. Mike Stanton, Marlins
9. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
10. Ryan Braun, Brewers (suspended)

My take on the deepest positions:
3B, C

SS, 2B

1B is top heavy, while C is evenly spread. C has a couple of possible bounce back value guys (Buster Posey and Joe Mauer) at a good price.


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