Tigers, Fielder agree to nine-year deal

Tigers, Fielder agree to nine-year deal
January 24, 2012, 8:05 pm
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Jon Heymanprice deal is 214M, 9 yrs. tigers
Jan 24 via web Favorite Retweet Reply
Uh, what?

This makes Detroit a whole lot better in 2012. But it also creates a major headache in 2013 and 2014, when Victor Martinez likely makes his return to finish out the final two years of his contract.

More on this to come. I'm absolutely floored that this happened. Credit Tim Brown with Yahoo Sports for reporting the deal was close first.