214 million! Say it again, kids. 214 million!!!
Fielder and the Tigers agreed Tuesday to a nine-year, $214 million contract, a person familiar with the deal said. The AL Central champions boldly stepped up in the Fielder sweepstakes after the recent knee injury to star Victor Martinez. A week ago, the Tigers announced the productive designated hitter could miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL during offseason conditioning.
The person told The Associated Press the deal was subject to a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet complete.
Several teams had shown interest this winter in Fielder, the free agent first baseman who had spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He visited Texas, and the Washington Nationals also got involved in the discussions.
While all these basketball and football players are showing off their bling, baseball players are the ones reeling in the mega bucks. $214 million for nine years is about $24 million a year. Damn, not bad for an overweight athlete.
But let’s get to an important question because we’re looking out for ya, Prince! We want to know if he signed a prenup with his swirly girly wife.
AND they have two kids! We hope he got his money right even though she wasn’t with him hitting in the cage. Ask Kobe, that $200 milli can go away reallllly quickly.