Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/6/11
DALLAS –– During Day 2 of the winter meetings, the majority of the attention shifted to Albert Pujols. A variety of reports from FOXSports.com indicated that the Miami Marlins offered the St. Louis slugger a 10-year contract worth more than $200 million. By all accounts, The Machine is inching closer and closer to The Decision. But is Pujols the best long-term option on the market? I don't think so. The rights to that title should go to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, who finished third in the National League MVP voting. This isn't being a prisoner of the moment....

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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