Found December 29, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
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With 2011 closing up shop in a couple of days, there are still several major free agents on the market, including one of the most desirable: first baseman Prince Fielder. Fielder hasn't gotten a lot of interest, with a majority of the love for him coming from the Mariners. Teams seem to be hesitant to offer Fielder the long-term deal he's seeking, due to a variety of issues: budget, his weight, questions about his ability to remain at first base...it's just not the best market for him right now. Fielder and agent Scott Boras are still holding out for a long-term deal. But should he be thinking short-term instead? Here are some reasons why he should be looking for a shorter pact. Financial IncentiveIf Fielder signs a seven or eight year deal, he'll likely be making in the neighborhood of $18 million or so a year. Not saying he deserves more, not saying he deserves less....just saying that's my gut instinct. Teams feel a little less inclined to give Fielder big mo...
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