In 2021 when Prince Fielder is limping along, 9 year older and heavier, finally has his overblown contract expire, Tiger fans can look at Angel fans and say “Hey! We’re out of this deal! You’ve got one more with Albert Pujols!”
Remember Fielder is at least 4 years younger than Albert (assuming that Pujols’ birthday is correct) and appears to have a few more peak seasons.
Don’t get me wrong, giving 9 years to a fat slugger could be a horrifically terrible idea.
But its better to give one to someone who still has 2 years in his twenties left to play.
Man if that gut gets any bigger… this could be Mo Vaughn all over again!