BATTERS: A Day in the (Different) Park

Surprise! Did you have Detroit in the Prince Fielder sweepstakes? And whether you did or not, how does moving to spacious Comerica Park affect Fielder’s value?

Assigning gains or losses after a player move is a bit of a mug’s game. The change in home ballpark affects only half the games, after all, and we have to consider such other factors as lineup differences, new managers and teammates, even weather.

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