GM confident in Prince Fielder longevity

Updated: February 7, 2012, 7:14 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski is showing no sign of buyer's remorse.

The Tigers' general manager spoke Tuesday as part of a Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association luncheon, expressing confidence new first baseman Prince Fielder can stay productive through most if not all of his expensive nine-year contract.

Detroit signed the hefty slugger to a $214 million deal last month. Dombrowski acknowledges the risk but points out that the hefty slugger is only 27.

"The prime of ...

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