Found December 01, 2011 on Brewers Bar:
If you're one of those people that wants the Brewers to keep Prince Fielder, Buster Olney had a pair of tweets that might restore a little hope: MILW last formal offer to Prince Fielder was 5/100, but as part of current talks, they've let it be known that they could stretch to 6/120. Keep in mind MILW/Fielder talks -- it's a fluid situation, and MILW is probably in play unless somebody offers in the 170-200 range. So, there's that. It's important to note that the Brewers haven't officially offered 6 years/$120 million, but Olney makes it seem like the Brewers at least have a plan as to how they could make such a deal work if it was accepted. At the start of the offseason, Doug Melvin said he would be meeting with Mark Attanasio, and one of the things they would discuss would be how to handle the Fielder situation. It's just a guess, but it makes sense to think part of that discussion was establishing an absolute ceiling on how much they could spend to ...

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