I have to admit I wasn't shocked that Prince was shipped out of town. The critics --- under-performance, deteriorating skill, and possibly a clubhouse cancer(?), ugly contract, belly flop on over run of third base.
The pros --- ummm.
In the end, Prince's subtraction was of the same necessity of his addition. VMart blows his knee out in early 2012, Fielder remains on free agent market, the Tigers (desperate for a hitter) pay the price. Fast forward to the end of 2013, Prince under performs, and he is expendable.
Prince's 2012 Archives card is the reason I fell back into this crazy hobby, thank you, sir.
Now to Kinsler, what is the true value of a 2B outside of Pedroia & Cano? Solid, but again, aging, big ugly contract, it will definitely give the 2014 Tigers a whole new look. Possibly a leadoff option (declining speed & power?).
Keep it Hot on the Corner, Pat.