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The Brewers look poised to trade Prince Fielder this winter

Sep 3, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

That according to Jayson Stark, who says that rival clubs who have spoken to the Brewers think Fielder will be moved in the offseason.

This is not terribly surprising. They have someone who — maybe — can fill in at first base.  They’re likely nowhere in the same universe with Fielder when it comes to contract demands (Heyman said yesterday that he thinks Boras will demand in excess of $180 million for Fielder).  They could let him walk, sure, but you’d think they’d have to try and get some talent for the big man now.

  1. John_Michael - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Prince should come to Baltimore. The writers are salivating over ‘Prince in Charm City.’ Prince Charming, get it?
    Seriously though, well that would be the best, most fittingest nick name ever, the O’s have a huge hole at 1B…and Prince just happens to be a pretty big guy…

  2. Spudchukar - Sep 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Be careful what you wish for, you may be stuck with a Toad.

  3. hoopmatch - Sep 3, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Someone should do a study on how often large, long-term contracts in baseball work out to the signing team’s satisfaction. I imagine the percentage is no better than 50. For every Alex Rodriguez there is a corresponding Alfonso Soriano.

  4. bbeer - Sep 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    To the giants for Matt Cain, you heard it first here kids.

  5. JBerardi - Sep 3, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Largest contracts ever, per Cot’s Contracts (amazing resource for anyone who doesn’t know):

    1. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)
    2. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)
    3. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)
    4. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)
    5. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)
    6. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)
    7. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)
    8. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)
    9. Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)
    10. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)
    11. Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)
    12. Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)
    13. Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)
    14. Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)
    15. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)
    16. Jason Giambi, $120,000,000 (2002-08)
    Matt Holliday, $120,000,000 (2010-16)
    17. Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)
    18. Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)
    19. Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)
    20. Carlos Lee, $100,000,000 (2007-12)
    21. Albert Pujols, $100,000,000 (2004-10)
    22. Carlos Zambrano, $91,500,000 (2008-12)
    23. Mike Piazza, $91,000,000 (1999-2005)
    24. Barry Bonds, $90,000,000 (2002-06)
    25. Torii Hunter, $90,000,000 (2008-12)
    26. Chipper Jones, $90,000,000 (2001-06)
    27. Scott Rolen, $90,000,000 (2003-10)
    28. Ichiro Suzuki, $90,000,000 (2008-12)

    That’s actually a pretty solid record. The really disastrous contracts are Soriano, Zambrano (yay Cubs), Wells, Hampton, Griffey, Lee, and I guess Zito, although he’s at least durable. Howard’s contract will probably be awful, Mauer’s COULD go bad, I’m not crazy about Holliday’s deal, and I guess A-Rod’s current deal isn’t looking great, but it’s not like the Yankees actually care. Still, that’s better than your prediction (

  6. JBerardi - Sep 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Oh yeah, and by the way, Boras is demanding $180 plus, on the basis of Teixeria’s deal, but given that 1.) Fielder isn’t as good as Teixeria and 2.) the Yankees aren’t going to be bidders on him, I think Ryan Howard money is a lot more realistic.

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