The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom…
So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York statistician Mark Simon who asked via Twitter:
Lets look at all three deals up close and personal:
- Jose Reyes - The Miami Marlins signed the 2011 NL Batting Champion to a $106 million, six-year contract.
- Albert Pujols - The Los Angeles Angels signed future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols to a $254 million, ten-year contract.
- Prince Fielder – The Detroit Tigers signed the former Brewers’ mega-star to a $214 million, nine-year contract.
So for all of those Mets fans who were going ballistic or rolling on the floor laughing over the largess of the Jose Reyes deal, which of these three deals would you consider to be the best value and the least volatile in terms of potential for disaster?
Yeah, that’s what I thought too….
Seems to me like the Marlins got themselves a bargain now that all is said and done.