Goodbye, Prince Fielder

Well, I’m not surprised in the least that Prince Fielder didn’t return to the Brewers, and quite frankly I don’t think any Brewer fan is surprised.

Yet, although I knew it was coming and have had a long time to prepare for it, a part of me is still very sad that it’s official that Prince won’t being wearing a Milwaukee uniform in 2012.

prince-fielder-brewers-tigers

Since his first major league hit on June 15, 2005, Prince Fielder has done some simply amazing things for the Milwaukee Brewers.

In his 7 season with the Brew Crew, he managed to put up some numbers that are stunning. He hit 230 home runs, drove in 656 runs, compiled just under 1,000 hits, and had an on-base percentage of .390.

In addition the stats, he has a very lengthy list of accomplishments that he built up with the Crew. He’s a 3-time All-Star (and was the 2011 All-Star Game MVP), won the 2009 Home Run Derby, won 2 Silver Slugger awards, won the 2007 NL Hank Aaron Award, set a franchise record with 50 home runs during the 2007 season, and trailed only Hall of Famer Robin Yount for most home runs in franchise history.

Prince always clobbered towering home runs, and he never failed to excite the Milwaukee faithful. He may have been a big liability defensively, but his offense and clubhouse leadership did more than enough to make up for it. Fielder was a spectacular teammate, and there was very little drama between players during his time in Milwaukee.

He and Ryan Braun were the best 3-4 punch in baseball, and they will go down in Brewers lore for being the ultimate sluggers that helped lead Milwaukee to the playoffs twice in a span of 4 years. For fans of the Red Sox and Yankees, making the playoffs twice in 4 years is mediocre, but to Brewer fans, it was nothing short of absolutely amazing. We’re talking about a team that didn’t make the postseason for 26 years, a drought that was broken in 2008.

Without Prince Fielder, I’m fairly certain that the Milwaukee playoff drought would be at 29 years and counting.

Now as far as Prince’s contract with the Detroit Tigers goes, I think that it is pretty risky. Sure Prince is a very good player, but 9 years and $214 million seems a little steep to me. While the money he’s getting is excessive, it’s the length of the contract that bothers me the most.

Prince isn’t exactly the lightest guy around (he was listed VERY generously at 270 pounds with the Brewers), and if he ends up being a full-time DH, his weight could balloon up to if not over 350 pounds by the end of even next season. Remember, Fielder is this fat at age 27, what do you think he’s going be like when he’s in his mid-30s?

In addition to the health issues for Fielder, his new contract could create a big payroll problem for the Tigers. His huge contract may make it next to impossible for Detroit to re-sign both Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, whose contracts run through 2015 and 2014 respectively. There’s no question in my mind that Prince will help the Tigers immensely in the short-term, but it’s problems in the long run that should have Tiger fans a little bit uneasy with this contract.

But despite all of that, I think that the signing of Prince Fielder will have more positive effects on the Tigers than there will be negatives. He gives them a great chance to win a World Series in the next several years, and I would be shocked if Detroit doesn’t win the AL Central by a wide margin.

As much as Fielder will help the Tigers, I care much more about how much his departure will hurt the Brewers.

The Brew Crew will, in all likelihood, be without Ryan Braun for the first 50 games of the 2012 season, and the rest of the team has a lot of slack to pick up on offense. Even once Braun is back, he no longer has Prince backing him up, so pitchers will be able to pitch around him, which they couldn’t do in the past.

But worst of all, this ball club is without its leader.

Prince Fielder’s love for his teammates and the city where he played for seven seasons can’t be matched, and he will be missed dearly. Fielder gave us Brewers fans a ton of great memories, and these past few seasons were the ideal time to be a Milwaukee fan.

Braun and Fielder, beast mode, 2 playoff appearances, Racing Sausages, Tony Plush, the icon Bob Uecker, and much more made these past few years (especially 2011), amazing, and that’s why I don’t think any true Milwaukee fan will hold a grudge against Prince. When he steps to the plate during interleague play at Miller Park, the Milwaukee faithful will give Prince Fielder the standing ovation that he deserves.

Prince, I wish you the best of luck going forward with your new team, and I just want to say thanks.

For everything.



Comments

  1. As a Tigers fan, I cannot wait! I do agree that the contract is a bit long, but the next few years are going to be fun in Detroit.

  2. Zach Rastall says:

    I agree with you that these next few years will be great for Detroit. In the next 3 seasons, I think they'll win at least 1 World Series.

  3. u no what prince is not ur he should be ares he has been in milwaukee for a very very very long time he will never stop being a brewer he is a brewer for life he might be sighned as a tiger but every budy knows hes a brewer!!! brewer all day

  4. Great work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the internet. Shame on Google for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my website . Thanks =)

  5. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also go to see this webpage on regular basis to get updated from newest reports.

  6. fantastic post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts of this sector do not understand this. You should proceed your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  7. While, this sort of pellet boiler will necessitated regular cleaning to keep efficiency.

  8. I was honored to get a call from a friend when he uncovered the important points shared on your site. Browsing your blog publication is a real fantastic experience. Thank you for taking into consideration readers like me, and I would like for you the best of success like a professional in this field.

  9. Thanks for a very informative site. What else could I get that type of info written in such a perfect means? I have a mission that I am just now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

  10. When you decide on an area to plant a plant, make sure it can thrive there. Fix it: Keep up with routine maintenance and it won’t bury you when you are getting a house ready to sell. Large sized projects where a single person is working dedicatedly on single tasks.

  11. Sweet website , super layout, very clean and use genial .

  12. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  13. This website is really a walk-through it genuinely could be the details you desired relating to this and didn’t know who ought to. Glimpse here, and you’ll undoubtedly discover it.

  14. Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the want”.I am attempting to to find issues to improve my website!I guess its ok to use some of your concepts!!

  15. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  16. I and my guys were found to be digesting the excellent information and facts found on your web site and all of a sudden got a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to you for those tips. All the guys ended up joyful to read them and have unquestionably been loving those things. Thank you for really being very helpful and for settling on such notable resources most people are really desirous to understand about. Our sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  17. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  18. You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with with your website. https://www.freemp3d.com

  19. Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this website needs much more consideration. I’ll probably be again to read much more, thanks for that info. http://zippysharedl.com

  20. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment! http://zippysharedl.com

  21. You need to take part in a contest for one of the most useful websites on the internet. I most certainly will highly recommend this site!|

  22. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say wonderful blog!|

  23. I am actually thankful to the owner of this web site who has shared this enormous piece of writing at at this place.|

  24. It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.|

Trackbacks

  1. Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless actually really worth taking a appear, whoa did 1 learn about Mid East has got far more problerms as well […]

  2. Title

    […]very couple of websites that occur to become in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively worth checking out[…]

  3. Title

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]

  4. cash loans says:

    Title

    […]usually posts some extremely interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  5. zippy free says:

    Title

    […]although websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we feel they may be essentially really worth a go by way of, so have a look[…]

  6. Title

    […]the time to read or go to the material or web pages we have linked to below the[…]

  7. 123Movies says:

    Title

    […]that will be the finish of this article. Here you will obtain some sites that we believe you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]

  8. Title

    […]we prefer to honor quite a few other web internet sites on the net, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  9. Title

    […]check below, are some entirely unrelated internet sites to ours, nonetheless, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  10. Title

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]

  11. Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nevertheless truly really worth taking a search, whoa did a single learn about Mid East has got extra problerms also […]

  12. Title

    […]very handful of internet sites that occur to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[…]

  13. Title

    […]usually posts some pretty intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  14. Title

    […]that will be the finish of this report. Right here you will locate some websites that we assume you will value, just click the links over[…]

  15. 8-05-2014 says:

    Title

    […]very couple of web sites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[…]

  16. Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated data, nonetheless seriously worth taking a appear, whoa did one study about Mid East has got extra problerms also […]

  17. Title

    […]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they are actually really worth a go by means of, so have a look[…]

  18. Title

    […]very handful of internet sites that come about to become detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[…]

  19. Title

    […]usually posts some pretty interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  20. 안전공원 says:

    Title

    […]the time to study or go to the content or web pages we’ve linked to beneath the[…]

  21. Title

    […]please pay a visit to the sites we comply with, like this a single, as it represents our picks in the web[…]

  22. Title

    […]here are some hyperlinks to web sites that we link to due to the fact we believe they’re really worth visiting[…]

  23. Title

    […]usually posts some quite intriguing stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

  24. Title

    […]Here is a great Weblog You may Locate Fascinating that we Encourage You[…]

  25. Title

    […]below you’ll obtain the link to some websites that we consider you need to visit[…]

  26. Title

    […]usually posts some incredibly exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

  27. Title

    […]Every as soon as in a though we pick blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the most current web pages that we decide on […]

  28. trippy toys says:

    Title

    […]just beneath, are several completely not related web-sites to ours, nevertheless, they may be surely worth going over[…]

  29. Title

    […]we came across a cool website that you just may well enjoy. Take a appear for those who want[…]

  30. Title

    […]please go to the web-sites we follow, which includes this one particular, as it represents our picks from the web[…]

  31. Title

    […]the time to read or visit the subject material or internet sites we’ve linked to below the[…]

  32. 슈어맨 says:

    Title

    […]although web-sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they’re actually really worth a go through, so possess a look[…]

  33. Title

    […]that could be the finish of this report. Here you’ll locate some web pages that we feel you will value, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  34. Layarkaca 21 says:

    Title

    […]Here are a few of the internet sites we recommend for our visitors[…]

  35. diy for kids says:

    Title

    […]below you’ll obtain the link to some web sites that we think you should visit[…]

  36. free says:

    Title

    […]usually posts some really intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  37. Title

    […]the time to study or visit the material or web-sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  38. free says:

    Title

    […]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but really don’t get a lot of link enjoy from[…]

  39. home windows says:

    Title

    […]the time to read or stop by the material or sites we have linked to below the[…]

  40. Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you may appreciate. Take a search for those who want[…]

  41. Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site which you might appreciate. Take a search should you want[…]

  42. Title

    […]very handful of internet websites that occur to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[…]

  43. Title

    […]The facts talked about inside the article are a few of the most beneficial obtainable […]

  44. Title

    […]the time to study or stop by the subject material or web-sites we have linked to below the[…]

  45. Title

    […]check beneath, are some completely unrelated internet sites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  46. Layarkaca21 says:

    Title

    […]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but do not get lots of link appreciate from[…]

  47. China Stocks says:

    Title

    […]we came across a cool web-site that you may possibly appreciate. Take a look for those who want[…]

  48. Title

    […]although internet sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they’re essentially really worth a go by means of, so have a look[…]

  49. Title

    […]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated internet websites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  50. beauty boxes says:

    Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  51. Title

    […]Here is a superb Weblog You may Find Exciting that we Encourage You[…]

  52. Title

    […]always a large fan of linking to bloggers that I like but do not get a lot of link enjoy from[…]

  53. passin grass says:

    Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you simply may possibly take pleasure in. Take a search for those who want[…]

  54. Title

    […]we like to honor several other web web sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  55. Title

    […]that will be the finish of this article. Here you’ll uncover some web pages that we consider you’ll appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  56. Title

    […]although internet sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they are truly worth a go via, so have a look[…]

  57. Title

    […]very few internet sites that happen to become detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]

  58. Title

    […]very handful of websites that happen to become in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out[…]

  59. Title

    […]usually posts some extremely intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site[…]

  60. Title

    […]very couple of websites that transpire to become in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly really worth checking out[…]

  61. software says:

    Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  62. Title

    […]one of our visitors lately advised the following website[…]

  63. Title

    […]we came across a cool web page which you could possibly get pleasure from. Take a search when you want[…]

  64. properties says:

    Title

    […]here are some links to web-sites that we link to since we consider they are worth visiting[…]

  65. Title

    […]check beneath, are some completely unrelated sites to ours, nonetheless, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  66. Title

    […]Every once inside a when we opt for blogs that we study. Listed beneath would be the most recent web pages that we opt for […]

  67. Title

    […]we prefer to honor a lot of other internet sites around the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  68. 릴게임 says:

    Title

    […]just beneath, are many totally not associated web-sites to ours, having said that, they are surely worth going over[…]

  69. kongregate says:

    Title

    […]one of our guests just lately encouraged the following website[…]

  70. Title

    […]here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to because we consider they may be worth visiting[…]

  71. Title

    […]one of our guests a short while ago proposed the following website[…]

  72. Title

    […]the time to read or take a look at the material or web sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  73. Title

    […]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but don’t get a whole lot of link adore from[…]

  74. 다잡아 says:

    Title

    […]that could be the finish of this write-up. Here you will obtain some web sites that we think you will value, just click the links over[…]

  75. stars 090 says:

    Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  76. Title

    […]Every as soon as in a when we choose blogs that we study. Listed below would be the newest websites that we decide on […]

  77. Title

    […]one of our guests lately recommended the following website[…]

  78. Title

    […]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we really feel they are actually worth a go by way of, so possess a look[…]

  79. heste dildo says:

    Title

    […]below you’ll uncover the link to some web sites that we assume you’ll want to visit[…]

  80. cal poly fma says:

    Title

    […]we like to honor many other online websites around the net, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  81. Title

    […]Here is a good Weblog You might Come across Exciting that we Encourage You[…]

  82. Title

    […]please stop by the websites we comply with, like this one particular, as it represents our picks through the web[…]

  83. Title

    […]Every after in a when we decide on blogs that we study. Listed beneath would be the most current web-sites that we choose […]

  84. Title

    […]The facts mentioned inside the post are a few of the best available […]

  85. Title

    […]the time to study or visit the subject material or sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  86. MIAA 127 says:

    Title

    […]Here are a few of the websites we suggest for our visitors[…]

  87. Title

    […]the time to study or visit the subject material or web-sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  88. Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  89. Title

    […]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don’t get quite a bit of link love from[…]

  90. Title

    […]we came across a cool web page which you could appreciate. Take a look should you want[…]

  91. Title

    […]Here are a few of the web sites we suggest for our visitors[…]

  92. bitcoin code says:

    Title

    […]very couple of web-sites that occur to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly really worth checking out[…]

  93. Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated information, nonetheless seriously really worth taking a search, whoa did one particular learn about Mid East has got far more problerms also […]

  94. contently says:

    Title

    […]the time to read or go to the content or web sites we have linked to below the[…]

  95. Title

    […]very handful of sites that come about to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly well really worth checking out[…]

  96. Title

    […]one of our visitors not too long ago recommended the following website[…]

  97. Title

    […]Here is a great Weblog You may Find Exciting that we Encourage You[…]

  98. Title

    […]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Discover Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

  99. visit says:

    Title

    […]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[…]

  100. Title

    […]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

  101. Title

    […]the time to study or go to the content material or web sites we have linked to below the[…]

  102. Title

    […]check below, are some totally unrelated internet websites to ours, however, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  103. Title

    […]we like to honor quite a few other world wide web web-sites on the internet, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  104. Title

    […]Here is a good Blog You may Come across Interesting that we Encourage You[…]

  105. Title

    […]here are some links to websites that we link to due to the fact we feel they are really worth visiting[…]

  106. Title

    […]below you will uncover the link to some web pages that we feel you should visit[…]

  107. Title

    […]below you will discover the link to some websites that we believe you’ll want to visit[…]

  108. Title

    […]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but do not get a great deal of link like from[…]

  109. Title

    […]check below, are some completely unrelated web-sites to ours, even so, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  110. Title

    […]one of our visitors recently encouraged the following website[…]

  111. Title

    […]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we feel they may be truly really worth a go by way of, so possess a look[…]

  112. Title

    […]Here are a number of the web sites we recommend for our visitors[…]

  113. Dahua says:

    Title

    […]the time to read or stop by the material or web sites we have linked to beneath the[…]

  114. Title

    […]although sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we feel they may be truly really worth a go by means of, so possess a look[…]

  115. Title

    […]we like to honor numerous other internet websites on the net, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  116. here says:

    Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you just might delight in. Take a search in case you want[…]

  117. Title

    […]Here are several of the web sites we advocate for our visitors[…]

  118. Title

    […]just beneath, are many entirely not associated web-sites to ours, on the other hand, they may be certainly worth going over[…]

  119. Title

    […]we prefer to honor lots of other web websites around the net, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  120. Title

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]

  121. Title

    […]that will be the end of this write-up. Right here you’ll find some web pages that we think you will appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  122. koroush pour says:

    Title

    […]check below, are some absolutely unrelated web sites to ours, even so, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

Speak Your Mind