Oh, rumor mill...you're adorable.
You know that Prince Fielder trade to the Texas Rangers that took everyone by surprise? Well, as it turns out, it might have been four months in the making and done to help restore some order in the clubhouse.
According to Diamond Hoggers, the Detroit Tigers unloaded Fielder because, get this, the five-time All-Star's wife was (allegedly) sleeping with one of his teammates.
"So at my real job...I am approached by a friend who played sports professionally. He’s got roots in the Detroit area and knows a lot of guys who know a lot of guys," the website reports. "He asks me if know how Miguel Cabrera really got re-injured last season. I tell him no."
Intrigued yet? I was. Here's the skinny.
Again, according to Diamond Hoggers, the American League MVP found out teammate Avisail Garcia was sleeping with Fielder's wife. Then, after getting in the middle of it all, gets in a fight with Garcia (or Fielder?). Apparently, it is during this scuffle that Cabrera re-injured himself.
This leads to the Tigers trading Garcia and then, four months later, parting ways with Fielder after his wife was (seemingly) a distraction.
Sounds legit, right? But, also, admittedly, a little far-fetched. So, I did what anyone else would do...I hit up the Googles and checked out some timelines.
Garcia was part of that three-team deal on July 30 that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox. Also on July 30, Cabrera gets lifted from the Tigers game against the Washington Nationals after "aggravating" his old hip injury. He'd end up missing four games. Was the injury lingering from an earlier fight or from that night? Who knows?!?
In the week following the Garcia trade and subsequent Cabrera re-injury...Fielder's batting average dips ten points to a season-low .258. On August 15, the second-generation slugger files for divorce.
Now, I'm no conspiracy theorist (I'm lying...I totally am), but I've got the feeling Diamond Hoggers might on to something. But don't believe me...just ask former Tigers Denny McLain. Not long after Fielder was dealt, McLain was on WBBL talking about the move.
Did McLain just say that there was "a lot of pain here between Fielder and a player or two" and then go on to "hint" that one might be a top prospect (Garcia) who was traded to the Chicago White Sox?
Yes, I believe he did. Will this be the last we hear about this craziness? Probably not.
@Wlhssuperjake08 wow!! You see the Brewers got shitty fuckin mark Reynolds
I've seen a picture of Fielder's wife, I think it's time to get rid of Garcia based on his judgement.
How can Miggy and Garcia have fought, when Garcia was in Toledo on July 30 (and 5 days prior) and in PA before that?
@AceRHPDonKelly please tell me your playing? I think 95% of tigers fans knew about this months ago.
@AceRHPDonKelly I heard this right after the Garcia trade. And it didn't surprise me.
@HOVG What does her name have to do with anything? Why is someone named Chanel supposedly untrustworthy?
@HOVG Oh this is so awesome! Poor Prince. Break ups are hard.
@JDoherty86 I do too. Amazed at the number of people criticizing it.
@AceRHPDonKelly the stuff about Miggy's injury's bogus-Avi was with Toledo when Miggy got hurt. But banging Prince's wife's been confirmed.
@AceRHPDonKelly ew that article headline is disgusting like its all his wifes fault (if its true which i really doubt it tbh)
@brielizabetch I heard about this when we traded him actually.
@AceRHPDonKelly This is more intruiging than 9/11 conspiracies!!
@AceRHPDonKelly Still seems far-fetched to me.
@Ryanhepting they needed someone to challenge Weeks and Francisco for most strikeouts. At least he has some pop.
@AlexPutt02@HOVGIt's a stripper name. Not everyone's experiences with strippers were as good as yours, perhaps.
@AlexPutt02 Just a joke, Alex...having some fun with what could be a pretty far fetched story.
@HOVG similar situation with Ryne Sandberg's initial retirement. Not unheard of. A lot players are running around too. See: Roger Dorn.
@aaallisondawn@AceRHPDonKellyRi-i-ight.... Because, when guys cheat on their wives, they're pond scum. Whereas, when girls cheat on their guys--"in house", so to speak--they surely MUST have done "something" to deserve it. LOL
@aaallisondawn Yeah, agreed.
@FrazKyle do you think it's true?!
@catswithbats Very. I really don’t believe it. I just think it’s hilarious that the rumor is out there.
@Wlhssuperjake08 I'll sure he'll hit 20 hrs and bat .220 with 200 strike outs
@HOVG I would just be careful tweeting things with the obvious potential to offend.
@JDoherty86 My initial thought was the Sandberg situation.
@brielizabetch All the dates are lined up for it to work but its a longshot. I mean that video of Mcclain saying its true makes me believe
@AceRHPDonKelly Oh it's hilarious. Also lol at the part about Cabrera. He's still tight with Garcia so idk.
@Wlhssuperjake08 they're fucked
@Ryanhepting its still better than Francisco I think. Brewers aren't doing anything special anyways. I would've let Morris have a shot.
@AlexPutt02 Pretty sure that if people are saying she cheated on Prince...me making cracks about her name are the least of her troubles.
@gonando94 yeah you're right
@FrazKyle oh my god I didn't even listen to that. This is why Prince needs me, I would never cheat.
@brielizabetch The soundcloud clip on the link its a minute long
@FrazKyle wait what video?!
@catswithbats It’s such a great story, anyway.