"I just wanted a new number -- a fresh start, a fresh number," Fielder said. "Eighty-four is the year I was born. I think it works. That's as deep as I'm going."It makes sense to think of a new team as a new start, but Fielder talked about the concept as if he needed a new start to overcome a poor season last year. Just call it a hunch, but I don't think fans will mind if he hits .279 with 25 home runs and knocks in 106 RBIs.
They will not mind if he does better of course...