MLB trade rumors: A VERY simple breakdown of Prince-for-Kinsler

Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

A lot of different people have said a lot of different things about what might be the biggest move made this offseason, but if you think about it, it's pretty simple.

Sometimes these deals can get pretty complicated. It's virtually impossible for regular people to truly understand how much money has changed hands. And a player's future value on the field is kind of murky. But the easiest way to assess this monolithic transaction is to simply look at the basic numbers that are available.

The Rangers added payroll

$168M (Prince Fielder's remaining contract)
- $62M (Ian Kinsler's remaining contract)
+$30M (cash considerations from DET)
$76,000,000.00 added

Advantage: Tigers

The Tigers subtracted payroll

$62M (Ian Kinsler's remaining contract)
-$168M (
Prince Fielder's remaining contract)
-$30M (cash considerations to TEX)
$76,000,000.00 subtracted

Advantage: Tigers

The Rangers added a 3+ fWAR player for 2014

Steamer projections have Fielder slashing .286/.387/.498 & 3.7 fWAR next year.

Advantage: Rangers

The Tigers also added a 3+ fWAR player for 2014

Steamer projections have Kinsler slashing .262/.337/.426 & 3.6 fWAR next year.

Advantage: Tigers

The Rangers are committed for 7 more years

Advantage: Tigers

The Tigers are committed for 4 more years

Advantage: Tigers

Both players' best might already be behind them

Advantage: the other 28 teams

More from MLB Daily Dish:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker