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Prince Fielder thinks Albert Pujols “should command it all”

May 9, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT


This weekend the Brewers were in St. Louis to play the Cardinals, so the local writers asked Prince Fielder what he thinks about fellow impending free agent first baseman Albert Pujols.

Fielder naturally is in favor of Pujols breaking the bank, telling Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that he “should command it all” in his next deal because “it’s not crazy if someone decides to pay it.”

Obviously he’s not alone in thinking Pujols’s next contract should be a massive one, but aside from Pujols and his agent Fielder might be in position to benefit most from the Cardinals first baseman signing a massive deal.

Fielder isn’t Pujols, but he’s still awfully good and he could emerge as a very expensive fallback plan for teams that fail to land their No. 1 target, at which point he can point to Pujols’ gigantic contract and say, “I’ll take 75 percent of what he got.” Or so Fielder and his agent are probably hoping.

Fielder told Goold that, unlike Pujols, he’s not completely against the idea of in-season contract talks with the Brewers before he hits the open market, but he doesn’t expect that to happen and indicated that he’ll be looking for a seven-year deal as a free agent.

  1. paperlions - May 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    At this point, wouldn’t any distraction created by Pujols negotiating a contract in-season only be able to improve his performance? Jeter has shown more power lately than Pujols.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - May 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Prince Fielder has Bor-ass as his agent, which means he is about one thing and one thing only…the money. Which is his prerogative. Doesn’t mean he has to preach to everyone else to take the most money. Maybe Pujols will take less to stay with the Cardinals, a thought that would never enter the mind of a greedy bastard who chooses Bor-ass as his agent.

  3. jthammerstix - May 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM


    • dolphinphan - May 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM

      8==============================D ~ ~~

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