February 9, 2012 in
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At THT: a look at how Prince Fielder might age in Detroit. You may recall Fielder signed a whopping nine-year, $214 million deal with the Tigers earlier this offseason.
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This article was boilerplate with a heapin helpin of snark thrown in. WAR is flawed fatally by its dependence on primitive, unscientific defensive evaluations. You magnify it with your hyperbolic condemnations of his ability. Using BMI and height and weight as factors to determine financial value are laughably absurd. No mention is given of his durability.
darren, I’m not sure. I don’t think he plays a big role in Detroit’s future, but perhaps they keep him around for depth. He’s still a decent player, but I don’t think he has much trade value.
Hal, I’m not sure how the article would qualify as “boilerplate.” I don’t often see people looking for comps based on size, so even if it’s “laughably absurd” I’m not sure how it too would be described as boilerplate. That is, if I’m correctly understanding the definition of boilerplate.
I’m honestly not sure where you’re getting the snark. I praised Fielder a number of times and said there are reasons why Detroit fans should be excited about the deal. For reference, I also mentioned Prince’s ability to stay on the field (his durability).
The idea was to find similar players: guys that were really good through age-27 and also really big. It was not meant to be a hardcore analysis of Fielder’s next nine seasons, as I admitted a number of times in the article. But everybody has their own opinion, I guess …
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