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Los Angeles Dodgers Offered Fielder Seven Years

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Jon Heyman from CBS Sports reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers had coveted the now Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, and had offered him a seven year deal. According to Heyman, for a few weeks the Dodgers really thought they had a chance at signing him.

The deal they offered, which was for seven years, was worth $160 million with an opt out clause after the fourth year. Fielder would have made $26 million per year for the first four, and a little over $20 million plus during the final three.

Fielder officially becomes a Tiger this afternoon when Detroit holds a 2pm at Comerica Park. The Dodgers are not unhappy with current first baseman James Loney, but Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports says that the Dodgers could have used some star power.

The Dodgers had met with Fielder in Dallas at an unknown time. It seems like the three finalists were the Tigers, Washington Nationals, and the Dodgers.