Now Prince Fielder wants to get thin and fit and into better shape.
Why didn’t he do that in Detroit when he played for the Tigers? Why didn’t he do that here when Mike Ilitch gave him an over the top contract that nobody in baseball was going to match?
That makes me mad and it is one more reason why Fielder is a public enemy around here. Or maybe I am off base here. You tell me. I will tell you this. If he were 40-pounds lighter he would not have done that ridiculous belly flop against the Boston Red Sox that killed a rally in the ALCS.
Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers and he immediately goes on a diet. He reportedly lost 40 pounds and is being viewed as a 2014 MVP candidate, which is possible. Fielder hasn’t had much of a problem in the regular season. He fades in the playoffs and part of me wonders if the added weight wears him down to a pulp. It cannot be good for the knees.
He never lost the weight here and it is one reason why people did not believe he could fulfill a nine-year obligation here. It is one reason why some did not believe he was really serious about winning here.
But he was a Vegan!!
Yeah for two weeks. He said it zapped his power which at least two personal trainers told me that was a bunch of baloney. He likes to eat.
I don’t know what the new motivation is for Fielder. Maybe the Rangers told him to lose the weight and the Tigers did not. But could you imagine the Tigers with a middle of three of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder minus 40 pounds, and Victor Martinez? Oh baby!!
I wish Fielder showed the same dedication toward the Tigers and Cabrera, who really embraced him here and was willing to switch positions.