Found January 07, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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With the Chicago Cubs trading for Anthony Rizzo yesterday, another possible suitor for former Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder has apparently gone by the wayside. Three of the teams rumored to be leading the charge for Fielder, the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Washington Nationals, aren't exactly big markets and contenders (though the Nationals are knocking at the door). With no immediate market for Fielder, would the best course of action for him to be to return to Milwaukee on a one-year deal? The Brewers payroll situation isn't exactly dire. They currently have $62.7 million committed to payroll, with arbitration hearings for Shaun Marcum (who should get around $5 million) and Francisco Rodriguez (probably about $5 million as well) the only major stumbling blocks in front of them. Milwaukee has five other arbitration eligible players, but combined, they'll probably get in the neighborhood of $7 million. That puts Milwaukee right around the $...
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