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Bucs: Prince Fielder Signs With Tigers

By: Chris Gates
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — It’s music to the ears of all Pittsburgh Pirates fans: Prince Fielder is no longer in the NL Central.

Fielder signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with Detroit Tuesday. The Pirates will still see him twice next year in two interleague series, but the tradeoff of having him out of the division is a welcome event.

Fielder played a big part in Milwaukee’s dominance over the Pirates, especially at Miller Park. Fielder is now gone and former teammate Ryan Braun is facing a possible 50-game suspension for the alleged use of steroids.

Add to that the departure of Albert Pujols to Anaheim, and the NL Central just got a lot less powerful.

Again, music to Pittsburgh’s ears.

Chris Gates | Bucs Blog
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Chris.Gates@cbsradio.com

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