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Prince Fielder says trade was somewhat expected, just 'baseball business'

Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, Fielder was matter-of-fact about being traded to Texas, saying the deal was somewhat expected.

Jamie Squire

Prince Fielder spoke with Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News about his being traded to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, who posted the former Tigers' comments on Twitter. Unlike Miguel Cabrera, whose Twitter feed went emo with numerous pics of the two together, Fielder was matter-of-fact about the deal and the business of baseball.

Fielder's comments in regard to the trade come off as aloof, much like his "I have kids, man" quote after the Tigers lost Game 6 of the ALCS and were eliminated. He is saying all the right things about both Detroit and Texas, but you have to wonder what Fielder really thinks. Not that he would ever open up to that point.

How will Fielder's aloofness will play in Texas? Hard to say. Ultimately, it didn't in blue-collar Detroit. But if Fielder hits like he did in 2012, Rangers fans won't care one bit.

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