By C. Trent Rosecrans
Prince Fielder's new contract with the Tigers doesn't include a full no-trade clause, just a limited one, CBSSports.com Insider Jon Heyman reports. However, it may bee a moot point, as the $214 million acts as a pretty hefty deterrent for a team to take on Fielder in a trade.
The newest Tigers will also get 5-10 rights after the 2016 season, meaning he can veto any trade once he has five years with the same team and 10 years of service time in the majors. With the money owed Fielder, it's unlikely a team would take on the back part of his contract with more than the four years remaining (at $24 million each) that will exist before his 5-10 rights kick in.
Fielder's contract is nowhere near as backloaded as Albert Pujols' with Anaheim. Fielder will make $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $24 million in each of the final seven years of the contract.
So, in the end, this is all semantics and something to discuss while we wait for spring training to start.
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