Originally Posted by blandman
Kinsler's already also on the wrong side of 30, has had way more injury issues, has had years where he's struggled with contact, and relies on speed as a large piece of his game. He'll be 32 in the middle of next season. Kinsler fits a need, sure, and he's a lot cheaper than Fielder. I just don't think Fielder is as sure a bet as Kinsler is to regress significantly over the next few seasons. At the end of Fielder's deal? Sure. But for the next few years, I think Fielder's the better bet to remain highly productive.
I see what you're saying about Prince/Kinsler straight up, but I think you are undervaluing the effect this will have on Cabrera to be able to play a much less physically demanding position defensively. Miggy had a 60-point BA drop, 70-point OBP drop, and 100-point SLG drop from April-June and July-October.