Found November 29, 2011 on
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FoxSports.com reports: Sources say the Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, partly because of the dwindling number of free-agent sluggers that figure to be available in coming years, and also the restrictions placed on spending in the amateur draft under baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.
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The Brewers offseason began a couple of months ago, but in all likelihood it won't really begin until Prince Fielder signs with another team. The players don't believe he will be back, Prince doesn't think he'll be back, the management doesn't really believe he'll be back and deep down you and I know that he won't be back, but still we wait. We wait because...
The Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and not simply because the free-agent first basemen are difference-makers.
No, the Cubs also are acknowledging two emerging realities - a dwindling number of sluggers available in future free-agent markets, and the restrictions on spending in the amateur draft under baseball's new collective-bargaining agreement.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik carefully danced around the question of whether Seattle will pursue slugging first baseman Prince Fielder, whom Zduriencik drafted while with the Brewers organization.
On a conference call Tuesday ahead of baseball's winter meetings, Zduriencik said the priorities remain adding a bat to the lineup, getting a left-hander for the bullpen...
The Cubs are reportedly in contact with agents for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and while chairman Tom Ricketts would not comment on either, he said it's not out of the question that the team would offer a long-term deal to anyone.
So now it's starting to get interesting. The Cubs are in the
hunt for Albert Pujols? Really? Can it get any better (or worse)
The Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The Cubs like Pujols’ defense and are more willing to sign him to a long-term deal, even though Fielder’s three years younger.
The Cubs intend to rebuild, but they’re interested in signing one of the free agent first basemen, partly because they don’t...
The Mariners would like to dive into the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, but with an already stretched budget, filling the club's needs will require general manager Jack Zduriencik to continue his bold deal-making.
Who will be on Dave Sveum's staff? Will the former Brewers coach push for Prince Fielder? Carrie Muskat fields these questions and more in the Cubs Inbox.
In baseball's version of Christmas bargain hunting, Ned Colletti made a flurry of supporting cast signings in November, because that's all the Dodgers can afford. At next week's Winter Meetings, he can't play big spender chasing Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.