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White Sox Wed Jan 25 2012

All In: Tigers' Bold Move Further Marginalizes Sox

We've had months to absorb the reality of a White Sox rebuilding project, what with the departures of Mark Buehrle, Carlos Quentin, Sergio Santos and Juan Pierre, but Tuesday's big MLB news put another nail in the coffin.

After losing Victor Martinez to a potentially season-ending ACL tear, the Tigers filled their cleanup spot behind Miguel Cabrera by agreeing with Prince Fielder on a contract reportedly worth $214,000,000 over nine years.

The good news for Sox fans? See the financial evidence below -- and the corpulent evidence above, from 20 years ago.

(h/t Rob Neyer)

 
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