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Father and son share good genes, home-run power and, according to public records, financial issues. Four years ago, The Detroit News reported about how Cecil lost $47 million in career earnings through gambling and bad business decisions. The two reportedly have been estranged since Prince accused his father of keeping $200,000 of the son's $2.4 million signing bonus without permission.

The IRS filed a $409,149 lien against Prince on Oct. 6, 2005, for unpaid income taxes. Apparently it's from 2003, the year after he collected the above-mentioned signing bonus. Shouldn't your agent mention that tax thing? Um, Scott Boras, that's you, right?

IRS Slugs Prince Fielder With Lien [Detroit News]