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The Chicago Cubs are not limiting their search for a new first baseman on the free agent market. Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are both being pursued by the Cubs, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. New Cubs president Theo Epstein recognizes that with new limits on amateur spending, teams must be more aggressive in spending at the major-league level, according to Rosenthal. Pujols, 31, posted career lows with a .299 batting average, .366 on-base percentage and 99 runs batted in last season with the Cardinals. Fielder, 27, batted .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI in 2011, but teams...

Will Prince Fielder Avoid Signing With Teams Where His Father Cecil Fielder Played?

One interesting theory floating around right now is asking if Prince Fielder will avoid signing with a team where his father, Cecil Fielder, once played. I use the word interesting because it is the kindest one that I can print. In all honesty, I find that theory to be completely ludicrous. It just doesn’t make any sense, but not only for the obvious reasons. Reports...

Marlins will meet with C.J. Wilson

The Miami Marlins have been involved with a handful of free agents this offseason like Albert Pujols, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, and Prince Fielder. Now the Marlins have added a player to their pool of negotiations, C.J. Wilson. Clark Spencer, a reporter for the Miami Herald, reported that the Miami Marlins will meet with C.J. Wilson following the Thanksgiving weekend. According...

Tom Ricketts gives Theo Epstein green light to go after Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder

If Theo Epstein wants to sign a free agent such as Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder to a lengthy mega-deal, that will be his call, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts insisted Tuesday. Never mind the Cubs’ failures with similar commitments in recent years – or Epstein’s in Boston in seasons immediately...

Inbox: Analyzing roster, backup plan for Pujols

Will Lance Berkman move to first if Albert Pujols departs? Where will Skip Schumaker play in 2012? Beat reporter Matthew Leach fields this and more in the Inbox.

The Lozano File

Deadspin reports on Dan Lozano, Albert Pujols’s agent, and his alleged dirty tactics in dealing with with clients, other agents and front offices. Albert Pujols was the best thing that ever happened to Dan Lozano, who by 2004 was nearly broke, colleagues say. A source familiar with the negotiations says the Cardinals knew of Lozano’s money issues (as did many GMs around baseball...

Cubs' interest in Albert Pujols could be a bluff

ST. LOUIS - So now it's starting to get interesting. The Cubs are in the hunt for Albert Pujols? Really? Can it...

Chicago Cubs Hire Dale Sveum, No One is Happy

The Cubs' hiring of Dale Sveum goes against everything Theo Epstein and Co. have been preaching, writes Darrell Horwitz.

Ricketts: Pursuit of Pujols, Fielder up to Epstein

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, asked about reports the team is interested in signing either Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols, said such decisions would be left to baseball operations president Theo Epstein.

Marlins To Host Wilson On Monday

The Marlins will attempt to woo C.J. Wilson with a South Florida visit and stadium tour on Monday, writes Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel.  Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Albert Pujols have already visited Miami and each free agent received an offer from the club. Rodriguez writes that the Marlins are likely to put a bid in for Wilson considering that pitching is their top...

M's GM Zduriencik dodges Fielder free-agency questions

Jack Zduriencik knew the questions would be coming about his long relationship with slugger Prince Fielder and the synergy of Fielder being a free agent and the Seattle Mariners needing an influx of power.

McGriff set standard for generation's sluggers

A decade or so before Albert Pujols established his perennial MVP status and sluggers like Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira, Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto were punishing baseballs right alongside him, there was a first baseman who quietly delivered consistent power, year after year.
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