Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
That's not really true. Not absolutely, anyway. The past couple of years, on their way to the WS, the Rangers typically had the best offensive player in each series and having that was a big reason for why they won. Adding Fielder to go with Cabrera, increases their chances of having someone like Hamilton or Nelson Cruz make a huge impact on the series.
The Rangers didn't just have Nelson Cruz and Hamilton though, Kinsler, Michael Young, Andrus, Beltre, Napoli, they have a VERY strong lineup.
Why people think the signing of Fielder for Detroit is bad is due to the fact signing a guy for $20 mil a year with the up and down seasons he has had is kind of odd. If he stays on his current pace this season, you are paying $20 million to hit 25 homeruns, drive in 80 runs and have an OPS of .862.
I really think some team is going to drastically overpay for Josh Hamilton at the end of the year, and when they do, they will regret it because he will not hold up very long.