Found December 14, 2011 on
MLB Trade Rumors:
One team tells Scott Miller of CBS Sports Prince Fielder is looking for a ten-year deal. As Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports writes, isn't Fielder entitled to an Albert Pujols-like contract, as a 27-year-old coming off a monster season?
The problem is the marketplace, however, writes Morosi. The teams with the biggest payrolls don't appear to be fits for Fielder. Over 38,000 MLBTR readers responded to our poll last week about Fielder's destination. While the Cubs led with 24% of the vote, they almost seem to be the default pick for Fielder since there is no obvious favorite.
I doubt the Cubs would do an eight, nine, or ten-year deal for Fielder. I'm having trouble finding any team that would do so, assuming an average annual value around $25MM is required. It's time for Scott Boras to work his magic. That brings us to today's poll question: how many years will Fielder get?
How many years will Prince Fielder get?
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago Cubs are aware that the time to pounce is right now. Could that mean that they are preparing to sign prize free agent first baseman Prince Fielder?
The Cubs are not currently a playoff team. In fact, they really aren’t even all that close to competing within their own division, let alone the rest of the National League. Having finished the 2011 season in...
They haven't even reached the starting gate, but don't count the Rangers out of the Prince Fielder Derby. In fact, oddsmaker Jon Heyman lists them as the morning-line favorite to add the free-agent slugger to their already potent lineup.
In the latest installment of the Cardinals Inbox, fans ask about Prince Fielder, Kyle Lohse, Jake Westbrook, Yoenis Cespedes and others.
HEY BIG SPENDER...
All (likely) soon-to-be former Milwaukee Brewers all-star slugger Prince Fielder wants for Christmas is a home.
The 27-year-old free agent slugger is by far and away the best free agent left on the open market. He's coming off a season that saw him post this monster line in his walk year: .299 BA, 38 HR, 120 RBI, .566 slugging percentage .981 OPS and a WAR of 5.2. Those numbers...
Albert Pujols will turn 32 next month. It's very possible that his best seasons are behind him. He just signed a 10-year, 254 million contract with the Angels.
Prince Fielder, 27, is entering his prime. He had the better 2011 regular season. Scott Boras can argue that Fielder will outperform Pujols over the next decade and is therefore entitled to a larger contract.
The question of where Prince Fielder will play for the next several years remains up in the air. Adding Prince Fielder to the Rangers' potent lineup would make it the best in baseball -- hands down.
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The Brewers, bracing for the possible loss of free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder, have reached agreement on a three-year contract with free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, according to major-league sources.
The deal, which is pending a physical, is expected to be in the range of $34 million to $37 million, sources said. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago was the first to report...
The Miami Marlins recently took part in a well covered pursuit of Albet Pujols that ended when the future Hall of Famer signing with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Following that pursuit, there was speculation that the team would aim for Prince Fielder. That is something that to this point, the Marlins have denied. [...]
Scott Boras has put his voluminous ode to Prince Fielder's abilities out on the street and ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has the details. "Encased in a silver aluminum antimicrobial binder," Crasnick writes, Boras' report contains 73 pages that detail the top career achievements of his top free agent. The book's nine sections are so exhaustive and laudatory that...
Can Aramis Ramirez replace Prince Fielder's production? Was Trevor Cahill worth the asking price in Arizona? Cliff Corcoran answers that and more in his latest Hot Stove Roundup.
With the potential losses of sluggers Prince Fielder to free agency and Ryan Braun to a failed drug test, the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly have signed former Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez to a three-year contract.