Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain hinted at some darker, less savory reasons for why the team traded first baseman Prince Fielder today on the Michigan radio show Doctor & Bentley. His comments are definitely suggestive, though it's not exactly clear what he's trying to get at.

Hmm. "A lot of pain here between Fielder and a player or two?" "An ugliness and a nastiness?" Possibly involving a top prospect traded to Chicago? (Avisail Garcia?) Fielder did file for divorce back in May.

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If McLain really is as knowledgeable about this story as he claims be, then the wait for the sordid details shouldn't be too long. He claims a number of reporters know the real story, but were told by the team not to write about it.

Know something? Don't hesitate to let us know.

h/t Gary

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