The Detroit Tigers have traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers.
In return the Rangers will send second baseman Ian Kinsler to Detroit.
As stunned and excited I was two years ago when the Tigers signed Fielder to a massive nine year, $215 million dollar contract, I'm also equally not surprised by this move.
I always want what's best for my team, and I know Ian Kinsler can play.
I'm assuming the Tigers will put rookie Nick Castellanos at third base, move MVP Miguel Cabrera back at first base, and go after a free agent outfielder like Carlos Beltran.
I hear on social media that the Tigers have made this move for two reasons.
First, the Tigers weren't happy with Prince Fielder's non-hitting in the playoffs the past two years, including his lack of emotion after Detroit's loss to Boston in the American League Championship Series.
Second, the Tigers will save around $76 million dollars, which will be headed into the bank accounts of Cabrera, Max Scherzer, and Justin Verlander.
Goodnight Sweet Prince, we hardly knew you.