Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Prince Fielder is close to a nine-year (yes, nine) deal with the Detroit Tigers.
The American League is getting ridiculous. First Albert Pujols and now Fielder.
More to come.
UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting the deal is done and it’s for nine years and $214 million. Scott Boras knew what he was doing all along. That’s an average of $23.7 million a year.
Pujols got 10 years and $254 million. Adrian Gonzalez (seven years, $154 million) was a bargain for the Red Sox when compared to those guys.